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kemp

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Pronunciation: /kɛmp
 
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Definition of kemp in English:

noun

A coarse hair or fibre in wool.

Origin

late Middle English (originally denoting a coarse human hair): from Old Norse kampr 'beard, whisker'.

Derivatives

kempy

1
adjective

Words that rhyme with kemp

hemp, temp

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