shaw

Shaw \Shaw\ (sh[add]), n. [OE. schawe, scha[yogh]e, thicket, grove, AS. scaga; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog, Icel. sk[=o]gr.] 1. A thicket; a small wood or grove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster] Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The green shaws, the merry green woods. --Howitt. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]