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noun [C] uk   /ɜːn/  us   /ɝːn/
a container, especially a large, round one on a stem, that is used for decorative purposes in a garden, or one that has a lid and is used for holding a dead person's ashes (= the powder that is left after a dead body has been burned) a large, cylinder-shaped metal container with a lid, used for holding a large amount of a drink such as tea or coffee and keeping it hot: a tea urn
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