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tongue

noun
 
 
/tʌŋ/
MOUTH [C] B1 the soft thing inside your mouth that you move and use for tasting and speakingThe mouth and throat
FOOD [C, U] the tongue of some animals that you can eat as meatKinds of meat
LANGUAGE [C] formal a language: Japanese is her native tongue (= the language she learnt to speak as a child). →  See also mother tongue , a slip of the tongue , be on the tip of your tongue Language namesLinguistic terms and linguistic style
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