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noun
  1. 2
    a lid or part that fits over the top of something

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  2. 3
    literary the top part of a mountain

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    1. a.
      the top part of a wave

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    2. b.
      the round top part of a mushroom

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  3. 5
    a hard cover attached to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it

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