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tusknoun [C]

uk   /tʌsk/  us   /tʌsk/
either of the two long, pointed teeth of some animals such as elephants
(Definition of tusk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tusknoun [C]

 us   /tʌsk/
either of the two, long, curved teeth that stick out from the mouth of some animals, esp. elephants and walruses
(Definition of tusk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tusk”
in Korean 상아, 엄니…
in Arabic ناب الفيل…
in Malaysian gading…
in French défense…
in Russian клык, бивень…
in Chinese (Traditional) (大象等動物的)長牙…
in Italian zanna…
in Turkish fildişi, uzun diş…
in Polish kieł…
in Spanish colmillo…
in Vietnamese ngà…
in Portuguese presa, defesa…
in Thai งาช้าง…
in German der Stoßzahn, der Hauer…
in Catalan ullal…
in Japanese (象やイノシシなどの)きば…
in Chinese (Simplified) (大象等动物的)长牙…
in Indonesian taring…
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