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canvas

noun [C/U]  /ˈkæn·vəs/ us  
strong, rough cloth made from cotton or other fibers, used for making tents, sails, strong bags, or work clothes Canvas is also the cloth artists paint on, or such a painting itself: [C] Two valuable canvases hung in the room.
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