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cloche

noun [C] uk   /klɒʃ/ us    /kloʊʃ/

cloche noun [C] (COVER)

( also cold frame) a piece of clear material, sometimes on a frame, used to cover plants for a short time, usually to protect them from cold weather or to help them grow faster

cloche noun [C] (HAT)

a woman's hat, shaped like a bell and fitting closely around the head, that was popular in the 1920s
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