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grass

noun uk   /ɡrɑːs/ us    /ɡræs/

grass noun (PLANT)

A1 [U or C] a low, green plant that grows naturally over a lot of the Earth's surface, having groups of very thin leaves that grow close together in large numbers: a blade of grass cut the grass a vase of dried flowers and grasses (= different types of grass) [U] slang →  cannabis
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grass noun (PERSON)

[C] UK slang a person, usually a criminal, who tells the police about other criminals' activities
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Translations of “grass”
in Korean 풀, 잔디…
in Arabic عُشْب…
in French herbe, graminée, marijuana…
in Turkish çimen, yeşillik, ot…
in Italian erba…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 草,青草, 大麻,大麻製品…
in Russian трава…
in Polish trawa…
in Spanish hierba, maría (marihuana)…
in Portuguese grama…
in German das Gras, Gräser (pl.)…
in Catalan herba…
in Japanese 草, 芝生…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 草,青草, 大麻,大麻制品…
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