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creature

noun [C] uk   /ˈkriː.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
B1 any large or small living thing that can move independently: Rainforests are filled with amazing creatures. Don't all living creatures have certain rights? Blue whales are the largest creatures ever to have lived. used to refer to a life form that is unusual or imaginary: The unicorn is a mythical creature. The film was about creatures from outer space. The duck-billed platypus is a truly bizarre creature. used to refer to a person when an opinion is being expressed about them: John is a strange/weak/pathetic creature. A lovely blonde creature (= a beautiful blonde woman) walked into the room.
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