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Topic: INSECTS

Language: Old English
Origin: camb

comb

1 noun
     
comb
comb1
1 [countable]D a flat piece of plastic, metal etc with a row of thin teeth on one side, used for making your hair tidy [↪ brush]
2 [countable]DCB a small flat piece of plastic, metal etc with a row of thin teeth on one side, used for keeping your hair back or for decoration
3 [singular]DCB if you give your hair a comb, you make it tidy using a comb:
Your hair needs a good comb.
4 [countable]HBA the red piece of flesh that grows on top of a male chicken's head
5 [countable]HBI a honeycomb
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