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  • English Word Nut-brown Definition Brown as a nut long kept and dried.
  • English Word Nutant Definition Nodding; having the top bent downward.
  • English Word Nutation Definition The act of nodding.
  • English Word Nutation Definition A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.
  • English Word Nutation Definition The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.
  • English Word Nutation Definition Circumnutation.
  • English Word Nutbreaker Definition The European nuthatch.
  • English Word Nutbreaker Definition The nutcracker.
  • English Word Nutcracker Definition An instrument for cracking nuts.
  • English Word Nutcracker Definition A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.
  • English Word Nutcracker Definition The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.
  • English Word Nutgall Definition A more or less round gall resembling a nut, esp. one of those produced on the oak and used in the arts. See Gall, Gallnut.
  • English Word Nuthatch Definition Any one of several species of birds of the genus Sitta, as the European species (Sitta Europaea). The white-breasted nuthatch (S. Carolinensis), the red-breasted nuthatch (S. Canadensis), the pygmy nuthatch (S. pygmaea), and others, are American.
  • English Word Nuthook Definition A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts.
  • English Word Nuthook Definition A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.
  • English Word Nutjobber Definition The nuthatch.
  • English Word Nutlet Definition A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.
  • English Word Nutmeg Definition The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.
  • English Word Nutmegged Definition Seasoned with nutmeg.
  • English Word Nutpecker Definition The nuthatch.
  • English Word Nutria Definition The fur of the coypu. See Coypu.
  • English Word Nutrication Definition The act or manner of feeding.
  • English Word Nutrient Definition Nutritious; nourishing; promoting growth.
  • English Word Nutrient Definition Any substance which has nutritious qualities, i. e., which nourishes or promotes growth.
  • English Word Nutriment Definition That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.
  • English Word Nutriment Definition That which promotes development or growth.
  • English Word Nutrimental Definition Nutritious.
  • English Word Nutritial Definition Pertaining to, or connected with, nutrition; nutritious.
  • English Word Nutrition Definition In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.
  • English Word Nutrition Definition In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.