Meaning of “tongue” in the English Dictionary

"tongue" in British English

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tonguenoun

uk /tʌŋ/ us /tʌŋ/

tongue noun (MOUTH PART)

B1 [ C ] the large, soft piece of flesh in the mouth that you can move, and is used for tasting, speaking, etc.:

I burned my tongue on some soup last night.

[ U ] the tongue of an animal, used as food

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

"tongue" in American English

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tonguenoun

us /tʌŋ/

tongue noun (MOUTH PART)

the movable part in the mouth that is used in tasting and swallowing food and, in people, in producing speech

tongue noun (LANGUAGE)

[ C ] a language:

McAdam could speak the Eskimo tongue, too.

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