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tutu1 British & World English

A female ballet dancer’s costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu)

tutu2 British & World English

A New Zealand shrub which bears poisonous purplish-black berries

Tutu New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Desmond (Mpilo) (b.1931), South African clergyman

tutu New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

ballerina's costume of bodice and skirt

Tutu, Desmond British & World English

(B.1931), South African clergyman; full name Desmond Mpilo Tutu. As General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (1979–84) he became a leading voice in the struggle against apartheid. He was Archbishop of Cape Town 1986–96. Nobel Peace Prize (1984)

classical tutu in tutu1 British & World English

A female ballet dancer’s costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu)

romantic tutu in tutu1 British & World English

A female ballet dancer’s costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu)

Desmond Mpilo Tutu in Tutu, Desmond British & World English

(B.1931), South African clergyman; full name Desmond Mpilo Tutu. As General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches (1979–84) he became a leading voice in the struggle against apartheid. He was Archbishop of Cape Town 1986–96. Nobel Peace Prize (1984)