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"scarecrow" in British English

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scarecrownoun [C]

uk   /ˈskeə.krəʊ/  us   /ˈsker.kroʊ/
a ​model of a ​persondressed in ​oldclothes and put in a ​field of ​growingcrops to ​frightenbirds away
(Definition of scarecrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scarecrownoun [C]

 us   /ˈskeərˌkroʊ/
an ​object that ​looks like a ​persondressed in ​old, ​tornclothes and that ​stands in a ​garden or ​field to ​frightenbirds away
(Definition of scarecrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scarecrow”
in Arabic فَزّاعة الحَقْل…
in Korean 허수아비…
in Portuguese espantalho…
in Catalan espantaocells…
in Japanese かかし…
in Chinese (Simplified) (竖在田里吓鸟的)稻草人…
in Turkish bostan korkuluğu…
in Russian пугало, чучело…
in Chinese (Traditional) (豎在田裡嚇鳥的)稻草人…
in Italian spaventapasseri…
in Polish strach na wróble…
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