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haugh

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English healh (corner, nook).

NounEdit

haugh (plural haughs)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A low-lying meadow by the side of a river.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      On a haugh or level plain, near to a royal borough.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 46:
      The cattle had […] loved their life in the haughs of Echt, south there across the uncouthy hills was a world cold and unchancy.

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English healh.

NounEdit

haugh (plural haughs)

  1. A low-lying meadow in a river valley.