Synonyms for straw


1. straw, plant fiber, plant fibre
usage: plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
2. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble, plant material, plant substance
usage: material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
3. pale yellow, straw, wheat, yellow, yellowness
usage: a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
4. straw, drinking straw, tube, tubing
usage: a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth


1. straw, cover
usage: cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
2. strew, straw, spread, distribute
usage: spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet"


1. straw, chromatic (vs. achromatic)
usage: of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored
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