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English definition of “pebble”


noun [C] uk   /ˈpeb.l̩/ us  
a small smooth round stone, especially one found on a beach or in a river: This part of the coast has pebble beaches.Geology - general words
adjective uk   /-l̩d/ (also pebbly,   /-li/   ) us  
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