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folklore

noun [U] uk   /ˈfəʊk.lɔːr/ us    /ˈfoʊk.lɔːr/
the traditional stories and culture of a group of people: Her books are often based on folklore and fairy-tales. In Irish folklore, the leprechaun had a large piece of gold. Arguments between directors and stars are part of the folklore of Hollywood.
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