corklike

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cork (kɔːk)
 
n
1.  the thick light porous outer bark of the cork oak, used widely as an insulator and for stoppers for bottles, casks, etc
2.  a piece of cork or other material used as a stopper
3.  an angling float
4.  botany Also called: phellem a protective layer of dead impermeable cells on the outside of the stems and roots of woody plants, produced by the outer layer of the cork cambium
 
adj
5.  made of corkRelated: suberose
 
vb
6.  to stop up (a bottle, cask, etc) with or as if with a cork; fit with a cork
7.  (often foll by up) to restrain: to cork up the emotions
8.  to black (the face, hands, etc) with burnt cork
 
Related: suberose
 
[C14: probably from Arabic qurq, from Latin cortex bark, especially of the cork oak]
 
'corklike
 
adj

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