Meaning of “tuft” in the English Dictionary

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"tuft" in British English

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tuftnoun [ C ]

uk /tʌft/ us /tʌft/

a number of short pieces of hair, grass, etc. that grow closely together or are held together near the base:

He had a few tufts of hair on his chin, but you couldn't really call it a beard.

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

"tuft" in American English

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tuftnoun [ C ]

us /tʌft/

a number of short pieces of something, such as hair or grass, that grow close together or are held together at the base:

He had only a few tufts of hair on his chin.

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