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nurse practitioner a registered nurse with advanced training who specializes in certain medical practices or therapies under the auspices of a doctor.
nursery a room where babies or young children sleep or play. [3 definitions]
nurseryman one who grows plants or young trees, often for sale.
nursery rhyme a short, simple, usu. rhymed song or poem for young children.
nursery school a school for children below kindergarten age.
nursery-web spider any of the species of spiders, the females of which build a web for their young and stand guard next to it.
nurse's office in a school, the office of the school's nurse, where students go for assistance if they are injured or do not feel well during school.
nursing home a residence, usu. operated as a public or commercial enterprise, that offers nursing care to the disabled, elderly, or the like.
nursling a suckling baby or young animal. [2 definitions]
Nur-Sultan the capital city of Kazakhstan, formerly called Astana.
nurture to care for and encourage the growth and development of (a living thing). [6 definitions]
nut a dry seed or fruit composed of a usu. edible kernel, or "meat," encased in a woody or leathery shell. [7 definitions]
nut case (slang) one who is unbalanced or crazy.
nutcracker a hinged implement for cracking the shell of a nut.
nutgall a nut-shaped protuberance caused by parasitic wasps, esp. on oak trees.
nuthatch any of various small birds with a short tail, a long, narrow, sharp beak, and agility in climbing about on tree trunks and branches in search of insects.
nutmeat the edible portion of a nut.
nutmeg the fragrant seed of an evergreen East Indian tree or of similar trees, often ground and used as a spice. [2 definitions]
nutpick a small, thin, usu. metal rod with a sharp point, used to pick the meat of a nut from its shell.
nutria a South American water animal similar to the beaver; coypu. [2 definitions]
nutrient providing or being food; having nourishing qualities. [2 definitions]