[from شِيَافٌ]: see 2 in art. شوف.
The prickles (شَوْك) that are at the back of the عَسِيب [or leafless portion, next above the lowest and thickest part, of the branch] of the palm-tree: (O, Ḳ:) so says AHát: (O:) but Lth says that the word is [سِيفٌ, q. v.,] with the unpointed س. (TA.)
, originally شِوَافٌ: see art. شوف.
and شِيِّفَانٌ: see art. شوف.