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belly

noun [C] uk   /ˈbel.i/ us  
informal the stomach or the front part of the body between your chest and your legs: He fell asleep with a full belly and a happy heart. Now six months pregnant, Gina's belly had begun to swell.The digestive system the rounded or curved part of an object: The belly of the aircraft was painted red.Properties of circles and curves
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