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straw

noun /stroː/
(also adjective ) (of) the cut stalks of corn etc, having many uses, eg as bedding for cattle etc, making mats and other goods etc (de) paille The cows need fresh straw a straw hat.
a single stalk of corn paille There’s a straw in your hair Their offer isn’t worth a straw!
a paper or plastic tube through which to suck a drink into the mouth paille He was sipping orange juice through a straw.
the last straw
an additional and intolerable circumstance in a disagreeable situation la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase The hotel was expensive, the food poor, and the bad weather was the last straw.
(Definition of straw from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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