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English definition of “mascot”

mascot

noun [C]     /ˈmæs.kɒt/ US  /-kɑːt/
a person, animal, or object that is believed to bring good luck, or one that represents an organization: a team mascot The Olympic Games always have an official mascot.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbolsLucky charms
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