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stubble

noun [U] uk   /ˈstʌb.əl/ us  
the short hair that grows on a man's face if he has not shaved (= cut the hair) for a few days: With the back of his hand, he rubbed the stubble on his chin. the short stems left after a crop such as wheat has been cut: In the distance, a wisp of smoke rose from burning stubble.
stubbly
adjective uk   /-i/ us  
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