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Definitions of dwarf:

part of speech: adjective

Of smaller size or height than the average.

part of speech: adjective


part of speech: noun

A human being, animal, or plant much below the average height.

part of speech: noun

A general name for an animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of the species or kind. When used alone it usually refers to the human species, but sometimes to other animals. When it is applied to plants, it is more generally used in composition; as, a dwarf tree; dwarf- elder, dwarf- palm. Among gardeners, dwarf is a term employed to distinguish fruit- trees whose branches proceed from close to the ground, from riders, or standards, whose original stocks are several feet in height.

part of speech: noun

Any animal or plant much below the usual size; a man or woman much under the ordinary height; a page or attendant on a knight in olden times.

part of speech: verb transitive

To hinder from growing to the natural size.

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