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leftover

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈleftˌəʊ.vər/  us   /ˈlefˌt̬oʊ.vɚ/
A leftover part of something is the part that has not been used or eaten when the other parts have been: some leftover chicken from last night's meal

leftover

noun uk   /ˈleftˌəʊ.vər/  us   /ˈlefˌt̬oʊ.vɚ/
leftovers [plural] food remaining after a meal: This recipe can serve four easily, and the leftovers are just as good eaten cold.
Translations of “leftover”
in Chinese (Traditional) 剩下的,留下的…
in Russian оставшийся (о еде)…
in Turkish artık, artmış, kalmış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剩下的,留下的…
in Polish pozostały…
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