Hay vs. Straw

Hay vs. Straw — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Hay and Straw

Haynoun

Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder.

Strawnoun

Stalks of threshed grain, used as bedding and food for animals, for thatching, and for weaving or braiding, as into baskets.

Haynoun

(Slang) A trifling amount of money

gets $100 an hour, which isn't hay.

Strawnoun

A single stalk of threshed grain.

Hayverb

To mow and cure grass and herbage for hay.

Strawnoun

Pieces or a piece of natural or artificial strawlike material.

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Hayverb

To make hay on (a patch of land).

Strawnoun

Something, such as a hat or basket, made of straw.

Hayverb

To make (grass or other plants) into hay.

Strawnoun

A slender tube used for sucking up a liquid.

Hayverb

To feed with hay.

Strawnoun

Something of minimal value or importance.

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Haynoun

(uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.

Strawnoun

The least valuable bit; a jot

I don't care a straw what you think.

Haynoun

(countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.

Strawnoun

Something with too little substance to provide support in a crisis

Near the end we were grasping at straws.

Haynoun

(slang) Cannabis; marijuana.

Strawadjective

Of, relating to, or made of straw

a straw mat.

Haynoun

A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.

Strawadjective

Containing or used for straw, as a barn or feeding trough.

Haynoun

(obsolete) A hedge.

Strawadjective

Of the color of straw; yellowish.

Haynoun

(obsolete) A circular country dance.

Strawadjective

Of, relating to, or constituting a straw man.

Haynoun

The letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.

Strawadjective

Apparently legitimate but actually intended as a cover for illegal or secret activity

set up a straw company to launder money.

Hayverb

To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.

Strawnoun

(countable) A dried stalk of a cereal plant.

Hayverb

To lay snares for rabbits.

Strawnoun

(uncountable) Such dried stalks considered collectively.

Haynoun

grass mowed and cured for use as fodder

Strawnoun

(countable) A drinking straw.

Strawnoun

A pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.

Strawnoun

(figurative) Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing.

Strawadjective

Made of straw.

straw hat

Strawadjective

Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.

Strawadjective

(figurative) Imaginary, but presented as real.

A straw enemy built up in the media to seem like a real threat, which then collapses like a balloon.

Strawverb

To lay straw around plants to protect them from frost.

Strawverb

To sell straws on the streets in order to cover the giving to the purchaser of things usually banned, such as pornography.

Strawnoun

plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder

Strawnoun

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

Strawnoun

a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white

Strawnoun

a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth

Strawverb

cover or provide with or as if with straw;

cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm

Strawverb

spread by scattering (

strawstrew toys all over the carpet

Strawadjective

of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored