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  1. strawnoun

    plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder

    stubble, stalk, shuck, wheat, chaff, pale yellow, drinking straw, husk

    neutral, achromatic

  2. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubblenoun

    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

    stubble, stalk, shuck, wheat, chaff, angry walk, pale yellow, drinking straw, still hunt, stalking, stem, husk

    achromatic, neutral

  3. pale yellow, straw, wheatnoun

    a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

    stubble, stalk, shuck, wheat berry, wheat, chaff, pale yellow, drinking straw, husk

    neutral, achromatic

  4. straw, drinking strawadjective

    a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth

    stubble, stalk, shuck, wheat, chaff, pale yellow, drinking straw, husk

    neutral, achromatic

  5. strawverb

    of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored

    achromatic, neutral

  6. strawverb

    cover or provide with or as if with straw

    "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"


    achromatic, neutral

  7. strew, strawverb

    spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)

    "strew toys all over the carpet"


    achromatic, neutral

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. plastic straws

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. strawnoun

    stalk (of grain after being thrashed)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. strawnoun

    stalk, culm, litter, mulch, sennet, platting

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "straw":

    paille, stro, chaff, husk, mote, drop, hay, bathwater

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  1. Aaron Thomas:

    The actual cylinders are worth between $500 and $1,000 per unit but the semen inside them varies in price, were coming into the AI (artifical insemination) season so there would have been substantial amounts of semen inside the tanks that weve lost, which was owned by our local farmers, and it can range in value from $5 per straw to $95 per straw.

  2. Craig Robinson:

    When you have a straw poll, it forces you to turn out people to an event. They make a bigger commitment of giving up their day in the summer to go vote for you at an event. Even though it doesn't matter, it's not binding, it forces you to organize early, it would have forced everyone to organize because the risk of not organizing is that you might get ejected from the race. Not having a straw poll hurt.

  3. Nikola Tesla:

    If he [Thomas Edison] had a needle to find in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where it was most likely to be, but would proceed at once with the feverish diligence of a bee, to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. … Just a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor.

  4. O. Henry, "A Ruler of Men.":

    A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.

  5. Prime Minister Tammam Salam:

    The trash is the straw that broke the camel's back, but the story is much bigger than this straw. It is the story of the political garbage in the country and the political trash in the country.

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    Synonym of Blunt?
    • A. Refuse
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