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dregs

noun [plural] uk   us   /dreɡz/
the small solid pieces that sink to the bottom of some liquids, such as wine or coffee, that are not usually drunk: I wanted a last drink of coffee, but there were only dregs left. She had drunk her coffee down to the dregs (= finished it).
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