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straw

noun uk   /strɔː/ us    /strɑː/

straw noun (DRIED STEMS)

C1 [U] the dried, yellow stems of crops such as wheat, used as food for animals or as a layer on the ground for animals to lie on, and for making traditional objects: a bale of straw a straw basket/hat straw-coloured hair

straw noun (TUBE)

C2 [C] a thin tube made of plastic or waterproof paper that is used to suck liquid into the mouth: Why don't you drink your milkshake through a straw?
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