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shaw

[ shaw ]
/ ʃɔ /
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noun
Midland U.S. a small wood or thicket.
Scot. the stalks and leaves of potatoes, turnips, and other cultivated root plants.
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Origin of shaw

before 900; Middle English shawe,Old English sceaga, scaga; akin to shag1

Other definitions for shaw (2 of 2)

Shaw
[ shaw ]
/ ʃɔ /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shaw (1 of 3)

shaw1
/ (ʃɔː) /

noun
archaic, or dialect a small wood; thicket; copse

Word Origin for shaw

Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard

British Dictionary definitions for shaw (2 of 3)

shaw2
/ (ʃɔː) Scot /

verb
to show
noun
a show
the part of a potato plant that is above ground

British Dictionary definitions for shaw (3 of 3)

Shaw
/ (ʃɔː) /

noun
Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910–2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856–1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
Richard Norman. 1831–1912, English architect
Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927
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