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1. A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard. And eke there was a polecat in his haw. (Chaucer)

2. The fruit of the hawthorn.

Origin: oe. Hawe, as. Haga; akin to D. Haag headge, g. Hag, hecke, Icel. Hagi pasture, Sw. Hage, dan. Have garden. Cf. Haggard, Ha-ha, Haugh, hedge.

3. (Science: anatomy) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See nictitating membrane, under nictitate.

Origin: Etymol. Uncertain.