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gnome

noun

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an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers
  • in Europe, gnomes are thought to guard underground treasure, so that may be why statues of them are commonly placed in gardens

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The first known use of gnome was in 1563

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“Gnome.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gnome. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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