Shaw (?), n. [OE. schawe, schae, thicket, grove, AS. scaga; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog, Icel. skgr.]


A thicket; a small wood or grove.

[Obs. or Prov.Eng. & Scot.]


Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw. Chaucer.

The green shaws, the merry green woods. Howitt.

2. pl.

The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc.




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