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whisker

noun uk   /ˈwɪs.kər/ us    /-kɚ/
[C] any of the long, stiff hairs growing on the face of a cat, mouse, or other mammal: He watched the cat cleaning the milk off her whiskers.whiskers [plural] old-fashioned or humorous the hair growing on a man's face, especially the sides and/or the lower part
Translations of “whisker”
in Korean 거품을 내다…
in Arabic شارِب (لِلحَيَوان)…
in French moustaches, barbe, favoris…
in Turkish bıyık, kedi bıyığı…
in Italian baffo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (貓、鼠等動物的)鬚…
in Russian ус…
in Polish wąs…
in Spanish bigotes, bigote, patillas…
in Portuguese bigode (de animal)…
in German das Schnurrbarthaar, der Backenbart…
in Catalan bigoti…
in Japanese (ネコなどの)ひげ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (猫、鼠等动物的)须…
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