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straws, plural;
  1. Dried stalks of grain, used esp. as fodder or as material for thatching, packing, or weaving
    • - a straw hat
  2. A pale yellow color like that of straw
    • - a dull straw color
  3. Used in reference to something insubstantial or worthless
    • - it seemed as if the words were merely straw
  4. Anything or at all (used to emphasize how little something is valued)
    • - if he finds you here, my life won't be worth a straw
  5. A single dried stalk of grain
    • - the tramp sat chewing a straw
  6. A stalk of grain or something similar used in drawing lots
    • - we had to draw straws for the food we had
  7. A thin hollow tube of paper or plastic for sucking drink from a glass or bottle


  1. of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored
  2. cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
  3. plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  4. chaff: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  5. strew: spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet"
  6. pale yellow: a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
  7. Straw is an agricultural by-product, the dry s of cereal plants, after the grain and chaff have been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. ...
  8. Straw were an English pop band that released one album, Shoplifting, in 1999.
  9. The Bronx Is Burning is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 9, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby. It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning. ...
  10. (Straws) long, thin sticks of soft dark chocolate with a mint fondant filling.
  11. Natural plant fibers from stems, stalks, leaves, bark and grass. The fabric is made by braiding, plaiting or weaving the fibers.
  12. If you dream of straw, your life is threatened with emptiness and failure. To see straw piles burning, is a signal of prosperous times. To feed straw to stock, foretells that you will make poor provisions for those depending upon you.
  13. Common colour in white wines, lighter and less yellow than gold.
  14. A thin-walled stalactite which increases as calcium is deposited at the tip of the formation by water dripping through the inside of the same.
  15. The plant matter left over after the seeds are removed.
  16. A convenient DIY tool for blowing debris from the spark plug recess before plug removal
  17. Hand woven willow or rattan used to make summer bags and picnic baskets.
  18. The stems of the wheat or oat plants which are cut and baled and often used for animal bedding. Sometimes, straw is fed to animals.
  19. dried, hollow stems of grass plants with seed removed, usually left over after cereal grain harvesting
  20. Used to describewhite wine with a color like straw.
  21. a thin walled stalactite formation that is hollow in the center giving it a drinking straw appearance.
  22. Hollow stalactite the same width as a drip of water. Formed as with a stalactite with the water flowing down the central tube.
  23. A negative quality, generally before the coffee turns woody.  See also past crop and woody.
  24. Term used to visually classify the wine, indicates purity and yellow like straw. An oxidized wine is a wine that is oxidized due to excessive contact with fresh air. It has lost its freshness and has a colour darker than normal due to oxidation.
  25. The stalks or stems of herbaceous, straight-stemmed plants. The term was applied by the French to artifacts employing the stems of such plants as cat tail, bulrush, and big blue stem.