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Topic: MAGIC

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: vöndr

wand

noun
     
wand
wand [countable]
1ROM a thin stick you hold in your hand to do magic tricks
wave a (magic) wand (=move a wand about to make something magical happen)
I can't just wave a magic wand and make it all better.
2TZ a tool that looks like a thin stick:
a mascara wand
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