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English definition of “limb”

limb

noun [C] uk   /lɪm/ us  

limb noun [C] (OF PERSON/ANIMAL)

an arm or leg of a person or animal, or a large branch of a tree: The accident victims mostly had injuries to their lower limbs (= legs). an artificial limbThe legThe armParts of plantsThe legs and feet of non-human animals

limb noun [C] (OF TREE)

a large branch of a tree: An 18-year-old student at California State University died yesterday when she was struck by a falling limb from a large oak tree.
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