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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes, Birds, Biology
ruffruff /rʌf/ noun [countable]  1 DCCa stiff circular white collar, worn in the 16th century2 HBBa circle of feathers or fur around the neck of an animal or bird
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