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pygmy

adjective [before noun] uk ( also pigmy)   /ˈpɪɡ.mi/ us  
A pygmy animal or bird is one of a type that is smaller than animals or birds of that type usually are: a pygmy hippopotamus a pygmy owl

pygmy

noun [C] uk ( also pigmy)   /ˈpɪɡ.mi/ disapproving us  
someone who is not important or who has little skill: a political pygmy an intellectual pygmy
Translations of “pygmy”
in Spanish pigmeo…
in French pygmée…
in German der Pygmäe, die Pygmäin…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動物或鳥類)體型非常小的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动物或鸟类)体型非常小的…
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