Heronsew
Heronsew Her"on*sew, n. A heronshaw. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • heronsew — noun A heron (originally specifically when small or young) …   Wiktionary

  • heronsew — North Country (Newcastle) Words a heron …   English dialects glossary

  • heronsew — her·on·sew …   English syllables

  • heronsew — ˈherənˌsō, sü noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English heronsewe, from Middle French heroncel, heronceau young heron, diminutive of hairon, heron dialect Britain : heron …   Useful english dictionary

  • hernshaw — /herrn shaw/, n. Brit. Dial. a heron. [1555 65; var. of dial. heronsew, ME < MF heronceau, heroncel, dim. of heron HERON] * * * …   Universalium

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • hernshaw — /herrn shaw/, n. Brit. Dial. a heron. [1555 65; var. of dial. heronsew, ME < MF heronceau, heroncel, dim. of heron HERON] * * * hernshaw /hûrnˈshö/ noun see ↑heronshaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • hern|shaw — «HURN sh», noun. Archaic. heronsew …   Useful english dictionary

  • harnser — dial. form of heronsew …   Useful english dictionary

  • hernesew — hernesew(e, shaw obs. ff. heronsew …   Useful english dictionary

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