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Meaning of “straw” in the English Dictionary

"straw" in British English

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strawnoun

uk   /strɔː/  us   /strɑː/
  • straw noun (DRIED STEMS)

C1 [U] the ​dried, ​yellowstems 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 ​traditionalobjects: a bale of straw a straw ​basket/​hat straw-​colouredhair

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(Definition of straw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"straw" in American English

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strawnoun

 us   /strɔ/
  • straw noun (DRIED STEMS)

[U] the ​driedyellowstems of ​crops such as ​wheat, used for ​animals or for ​weaving: straw ​hats/​baskets The ​horse had a ​warmbed of ​fresh straw.
  • straw noun (TUBE)

[C] a ​thintube, usually made of ​plastic, used to ​suck a ​drink from a ​container
(Definition of straw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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