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stubblenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈstʌb.əl/
the ​shorthair 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 ​shortstemsleft after a ​crop such as wheat has been ​cut: In the ​distance, a ​wisp of ​smokerose from burning stubble.
stubbly
adjective uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of stubble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stubblenoun [U]

 us   /ˈstʌb·əl/
  • stubble noun [U] (HAIR)

the ​shorthair that ​grows on a man’s ​face if he has not ​recentlyshaved (= ​cut the ​hair)
  • stubble noun [U] (STEMS)

the ​stemsleft in the ​ground after a ​crop has been ​cut
(Definition of stubble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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