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HAW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does haw mean? 

HAW (noun)
  The noun HAW has 2 senses:

1. a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
2. the nictitating membrane of a horse

  Familiarity information: HAW used as a noun is rare.


HAW (verb)
  The verb HAW has 1 sense:

1. utter 'haw'

  Familiarity information: HAW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HAW (noun)


Sense 1haw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

haw; hawthorn

Hypernyms ("haw" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "haw"):

Crataegus coccinea; Crataegus pedicellata; red haw (American red-fruited hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers)

Crataegus oxyacantha; evergreen thorn (evergreen hawthorn of southeastern Europe)

Crataegus coccinea mollis; Crataegus mollis; downy haw; red haw (American red-fruited hawthorn with stems and leaves densely covered with short woolly hairs)

Crataegus monogyna; English hawthorn (European hawthorn having deeply cleft leaves and bright red fruits; widely cultivated in many varieties and often grown as impenetrable hedges; established as an escape in eastern North America)

Crataegus laevigata; Crataegus oxycantha; English hawthorn; may; whitethorn (thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America)

Crataegus aestivalis; mayhaw; summer haw (hawthorn of southern United States bearing juicy acid scarlet fruit often used in jellies or preserves)

cockspur hawthorn; cockspur thorn; Crataegus crus-galli (eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thorns)

blackthorn; Crataegus calpodendron; Crataegus tomentosa; pear haw; pear hawthorn (erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries)

Crataegus biltmoreana; scarlet haw (common shrub or small tree of the eastern United States having few thorns and white flowers in corymbs followed by bright orange-red berries)

Crataegus apiifolia; Crataegus marshallii; parsley haw; parsley-leaved thorn (southern United States hawthorn with pinnately lobed leaves)

Holonyms ("haw" is a member of...):

Crataegus; genus Crataegus (thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple)


Sense 2haw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The nictitating membrane of a horse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("haw" is a kind of...):

nictitating membrane; third eyelid (a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals)


HAW (verb)


Sense 1haw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter 'haw'

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

he hemmed and hawed

Hypernyms (to "haw" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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