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Main Entry: 1straw
Pronunciation: primarystressstrodot
Function: noun
1 a : stalks of grain after threshing; also : any dry stalky plant part used like grain straw (as for bedding or in packing) <pine straw> b : a natural or artificial fiber used for weaving or braiding
2 : a dry coarse stem especially of a cereal grass
3 a : something of small worth or importance <not worth a straw> b : something too weak to provide help in a desperate situation <clutch at any straw in a crisis>
4 : a tube usually of plastic for sucking up a beverage
- strawy /primarystressstrodot(-)i/ adjective

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