Meaning of “stubble” in the English Dictionary

"stubble" in British English

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stubblenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈstʌb.əl/ us /ˈstʌb.əl/

the short hair that grows on a man's face if he has not shaved (= cut the hair) for a few days:

With the back of his hand, he rubbed the stubble on his chin.

the short stems left after a crop such as wheat has been cut:

In the distance, a wisp of smoke rose from burning stubble.
stubbly
adjective uk /ˈstʌb.əl.i/ us /ˈstʌb.əl.i/

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

"stubble" in American English

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stubblenoun [ U ]

us /ˈstʌb·əl/

stubble noun [ U ] (HAIR)

the short hair that grows on a man’s face if he has not recently shaved (= cut the hair)

stubble noun [ U ] (STEMS)

the stems left in the ground after a crop has been cut

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