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straw

noun [U] (DRIED STEMS)    /strɔː/ US  /strɑː/
C1 the dried , yellow stems of crops such as wheat , used as food for animals or as a layer on the ground for animals to lie on, and for making traditional objects : a bale of straw a straw basket / hat straw- coloured hair CraftsAnimal food
(Definition of straw noun (DRIED STEMS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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