shaw

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • shawe (13th-17th centuries)

Etymology[edit]

Old English sceaga, scaga. Cognate with Old Norse skógr (forest, wood), whence Danish skov (forest).

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Noun[edit]

shaw (plural shaws)

  1. (dated) A thicket; a small wood or grove.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book IX:
      And so they rode that tyme tylle a lake that was that tyme called the Perelous Lake, and there they abode under the shawe of the wood.
    • 1936, Alfred Edward Housman, More Poems, V, lines 1-2
      The snows are fled away, leaves on the shaws,
      And grasses in the mead renew their birth,
  2. (Scotland) The leaves and tops of vegetables, especially potatoes and turnips.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 35:
      Up here the hills were brave with the beauty and the heat of it, but the hayfield was still all a crackling dryness and in the potato park beyond the biggings the shaws drooped red and rusty already.

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

shaw (plural shaws)

  1. A show.
  2. (in the plural) shaws - The stalks and leaves of root vegetables.

Verb[edit]

tae shaw (third-person singular simple present shaws, present participle shawin, simple past shawt, past participle shawt)

  1. To show.