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sunbeam

[ suhn-beem ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbim /
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noun
a beam or ray of sunlight.
Australian Slang. a dish or utensil that has not been used during a meal and so does not have to be washed.
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Origin of sunbeam

before 1000; Middle English sunnebem,Old English sun(ne)bēam.See sun, beam

OTHER WORDS FROM sunbeam

sunbeamed, sunbeamy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sunbeam

sunbeam
/ (ˈsʌnˌbiːm) /

noun
a beam, ray, or stream of sunlight
Australian slang a piece of crockery or cutlery laid for a meal but remaining unused

Derived forms of sunbeam

sunbeamed or sunbeamy, adjective
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