1. A thicket; a little tree
or grove. "Gaillard he was as goldfinch
in the shaw." (Chaucer) "The green
shaws, the gay green
2. The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc.
Origin: OE. Schawe, schae, thicket, grove, AS. Scaga; akin
to Dan. Skov, Sw. Skog, Icel. Skgr.
Source: Websters Vocabulary