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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.
Translations of “canvas”
in Korean 캔버스 천…
in Arabic خيش, قماش لِلرَسم…
in French toile…
in Turkish kalın kumaş, branda, çadır bezi…
in Italian tela…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帆布, 油畫布, 油畫…
in Russian парусина, холст…
in Polish płótno, brezent…
in Spanish lona, lienzo…
in Portuguese lona…
in German das Segeltuch, die Leinwand…
in Catalan lona…
in Japanese キャンバス地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帆布, 油画布, 油画…
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