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Definition 1: the nictitating membrane of a horse - [noun denoting body]

(haw is a kind of ...) a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals

Definition 2: a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for haw in the sense of this definition

(haw is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of haw ) American red-fruited hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers

(... is a kind of haw ) evergreen hawthorn of southeastern Europe

(... is a kind of haw ) American red-fruited hawthorn with stems and leaves densely covered with short woolly hairs

(... is a kind of haw ) 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

(... is a kind of haw ) 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

(... is a kind of haw ) hawthorn of southern United States bearing a juicy, acidic, scarlet fruit that is often used in jellies or preserves

(... is a kind of haw ) eastern United States hawthorn with long straight thorns

(... is a kind of haw ) erect and almost thornless American hawthorn with somewhat pear-shaped berries

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of haw ) southern United States hawthorn with pinnately lobed leaves

(... is a member of haw) thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple

Definition 3: utter `haw' - [verb of communication]

Samples where haw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hemmed and hawed

(haw is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

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