from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, usually wooden stick, often pointed at both ends, for removing food residue from the area between the teeth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pointed instrument for clearing the teeth of substances lodged between them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement, as a sharpened quill or a small pointed piece of wood, for cleaning the teeth of substances lodged between them.
- n. A bowie-knife.
- n. An umbelliferous plant, Ammi Visnaga, of the Mediterranean region: so named from the use made of the rays of the main umbel, which harden after flowering. Also called toothpick bishop's-weed, and Spanish toothpick.
- Shaped like a toothpick: specifically noting hoots and shoes having narrow, pointed toes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic; used to pick food from between the teeth
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