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Hay vs Haya - What's the difference?

hay | haya |

As nouns the difference between hay and haya

is that hay is grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder while haya is a beech tree, especially a pedia=1.

As a verb hay

is to cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.



Etymology 1

(etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • (uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
  • * Camden
  • Make hay while the sun shines.
  • * C. L. Flint
  • Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
  • (countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
  • (slang) Cannabis; marijuana.
  • * 1947 , William Burroughs, letter, 19 Feb 1947:
  • I would like some of that hay . Enclose $20.
  • A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.
  • (Rowe)
  • (obsolete) A hedge.
  • (obsolete) A circular country dance.
  • to dance the hay
    Derived terms
    * hay fever * hayloft, hay loft * haystack * hayward * hit the hay * make hay while the sun shines


    (en verb)
  • To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
  • To lay snares for rabbits.
  • (Huloet)


    Webster's Online Dictionary article on hay

    Etymology 2

    : From the sound it represents, by analogy with other letters such as kay'' and ''gay''. The expected form in English if the ''h'' had survived in the Latin name of the letter "h", ''h? .


    (en noun)
  • The name of the letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • A beech tree, especially a .