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From Middle English hegge, from Old English hecg, from Proto-Germanic *hagjō (compare Dutch heg, German Hecke), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰyo-. More at haw.
Middle English from Old English hecg
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
I just wanted some in my hedge row.
No, it was an old scarecrow lying in the hedge !
He led them within another but smaller circle of hedge, where grew one large and beautiful bush.
Even humble hedge clippings can become tomorrow's compost.
In cutting, the hedge (as indeed all hedges) should be XVI.
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