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Etymology

Old English strēaw, from Germanic *strawam ‘that which is strewn’. Cognate with Dutch stroo, German Stroh, Swedish strå.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
straw

Plural
s

straw (s)
  1. (countable) A dried stalk of a cereal plant.
  2. (uncountable) Such dried stalks considered collectively.
  3. (countable) A drinking straw.
  4. (color) a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
    straw colour:   

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Adjective

straw (not comparable)

Positive
straw

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of straw.
    straw hat
  2. (color) Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.

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