Main definitions of shaw in English

: shaw1shaw2

shaw1

noun

mainly Scottish Farming
  • The parts of a potato plant that appear above the ground.

Pronunciation

shaw

/SHô/ /ʃɔ/

Origin

Early 19th century perhaps a variant of the noun show.

Main definitions of shaw in English

: shaw1shaw2

shaw2

noun

archaic mainly Scottish
  • A small group of trees; a thicket.

Pronunciation

shaw

/SHô/ /ʃɔ/

Origin

Old English sceaga, of Germanic origin; related to shag.