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un épi

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Definition: spike, tuft

Attention ! Ces fleurs ont beaucoup d'épis - Be careful! These flowers have a lot of spikes

Il est mignon avec cet épi de cheveux sur son front - He's cute with that tuft of hair on his forehead

Épi also has some less common meanings:
  • breakwater
  • corn cob
  • cowlick, quiff
  • ear (of corn, wheat)
  • herringbone (pattern)
  • part(ing) of a horse's mane
  • (garé) en épi - (parked) diagonally
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Pronunciation: [ay pee]Audio Link

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