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urn

noun [C]
 
 
/ɜːn/
PLANTS a round container that is used for plants or to store someone's ashes (= the powder that is left after a dead body has been burned) Burying, cremating and preserving bodiesGardening - general wordsGeneral and miscellaneous containers
DRINKS a metal container that is used to make a large amount of coffee or tea and to keep it hotContainers for liquids and gasesKitchen appliances
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