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hoe (n.)

"implement for digging, scraping, or loosening earth," mid-14c., from Old French houe (12c.), from Frankish *hauwa, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (source also of Old High German houwa "hoe, mattock, pick-axe," German Haue), from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew).

hoe (v.)

early 15c., "to clear weeds with a hoe," from hoe (n.). Tedious and toilsome work, hence a hard (or long) row to hoe "a difficult task;" hoe (one's) own row "tend to one's affairs." Related: Hoed; hoeing.

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Definitions of hoe from WordNet
1
hoe (v.)
dig with a hoe;
He is hoeing the flower beds
2
hoe (n.)
a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle;
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