- the dried stalk of any of various grasses
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- British Termsa withered stalk of any of various grasses.
- British Termsany of various long-stalked species of grass.
- British Termsany tall, thin person.
- British Termsany light or flimsy material or object.
- Old English windelstrēaw (not attested in Middle English). See windle, straw bef. 1000