Definition of


  1. (noun, body) the nictitating membrane of a horse
  2. (noun, plant) a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
  3. (verb, communication) utter `haw'

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Synonyms of Haw


Origin of the word Haw

  1. "enclosure," O.E. haga "enclosure, hedge," from P.Gmc. *khag- (cf. O.N. hagi, O.S. hago, M.Du. hage, Du. haag, as in the city name The Hague). See hag and hedge. Meaning "fruit of the hawthorn bush" (O.E.) is perhaps short for *h?gberie. more

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Words that sound like Haw

h, h2o, ha, ha-ha, hao, haw-haw, hawai'i, hawaii, hay, he, hee-haw, hew, hi, hie, ho, hoe, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hooey, howe, hoy, hoya, hua, hue

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