HIP. (i) (From O. Eng. hype, a word common in various forms to many Teutonic languages; cf. Dutch heup, and Ger. Hiifle), the projecting part of the body formed by the top of the thighbone and the side of the pelvis, in quadrupeds generally known as the haunch (see JOINTS). (2) (O. Eng. heope, from same root as M.H. Ger. hiefe, a thorn-bush), the fruit of the dog-rose (Rosa canina); "hips" are usually joined with "haws," the fruit of the hawthorn.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)