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haw

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1haw

noun \ˈh\

Definition of HAW

1
:  a hawthorn berry
2
:  hawthorn

Origin of HAW

Middle English hawe, from Old English haga — more at hedge
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Rhymes with HAW

2haw

noun

Definition of HAW

:  nictitating membrane; especially :  an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal

Origin of HAW

origin unknown
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

3haw

interjection

Definition of HAW

—often used to indicate a vocalized pause in speaking

First Known Use of HAW

1600

4haw

verb

Definition of HAW

intransitive verb
1
:  to utter the sound represented by haw <hemmed and hawed before answering>
2
:  equivocate <the administration hemmed and hawed over the students' demands>

Origin of HAW

imitative
First Known Use: 1632

5haw

verb

Definition of HAW

verb imperative
—used as a direction to turn to the left — compare gee
intransitive verb
:  to turn to the near or left side

Origin of HAW

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1777

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

haw

noun \ˈh\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAW

:  nictitating membrane; especially :  an inflamed nictitating membrane of a domesticated mammal

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