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English definition of “dwarf”

dwarf

noun [C]     /dwɔːf/
CREATURE an imaginary creature like a little man, in children's stories: Snow White and the Seven DwarvesLegendary and mythological characters
PERSON an offensive word for someone who is very shortPhysical irregularities
dwarf adjective A dwarf animal or plant is much smaller than the normal size.SmallExtremely small
(Definition of dwarf noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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