Meaning of “straw” in the English Dictionary

"straw" in British English

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uk /strɔː/ us /strɑː/

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

"straw" in American English

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us /strɔ/

straw noun (DRIED STEMS)

[ U ] the dried yellow stems of crops such as wheat, used for animals or for weaving:

The horse had a warm bed of fresh straw.

straw noun (TUBE)

[ C ] a thin tube, usually made of plastic, used to suck a drink from a container


(Definition of “straw” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)