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English definition of “tongue”

tongue

noun (MOUTH PART)   /tʌŋ/
the movable part in the mouth that is used in tasting and swallowing food and, in people , in producing speech
(Definition of tongue noun (MOUTH PART) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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