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Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from Arabic qurq, from Latin cortex; CORTEX

cork

1 noun
     
cork
cork1
1 [uncountable]TI the bark (=outer part) of a tree from southern Europe and North Africa, used to make things:
a cork bulletin board
2 [countable]DFD a long round piece of cork which is put into the top of a bottle, especially a wine bottle, to keep liquid inside
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