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notional of, pertaining to, or expressing an idea. [3 definitions]
notochord a rod-shaped grouping of cells that forms the central supporting structure of chordate animals and of the embryos of vertebrates, in which it develops into the spinal column.
notoriety the condition or quality of being widely known or spoken of, esp. for something unfavorable or bad.
notorious widely known or spoken of, esp. for something unfavorable or bad.
Notre Dame de Paris a renowned cathedral in Paris, France, generally known simply as "Notre Dame." Construction of the Gothic-style cathedral began in the twelfth century.
no-trump of a hand or contract in bridge, to be played without specifying a trump suit. [2 definitions]
not to mention and also; in addition.
notum a dorsal plate or part on an insect segment, esp. the thorax.
notwithstanding in spite of; despite. [3 definitions]
Nouakchott the capital of Mauritania.
nougat a chewy or brittle candy that contains nuts and sometimes chunks of fruit.
nought variant of naught.
noun in grammar, a word that names a person, place, thing, condition, or quality, that usu. has plural and possessive forms, and that functions as the subject of a sentence or as the object of a verb or preposition. [3 definitions]
nourish to supply with food or other essential nutriments. [3 definitions]
nourishment that which nourishes; food. [2 definitions]
nouveau riche (French) a person who has recently acquired great wealth, usu. one who engages in a vulgar display or discussion of that wealth; parvenu.
nouvelle cuisine (sometimes cap.) contemporary French cooking that emphasizes artfully arranged fresh ingredients and uses low-calorie stock-based sauces.
Nov. abbreviation of "November," the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty days.
nova a star that suddenly becomes many times brighter and then gradually, in several weeks, months, or years, returns to its original magnitude. (Cf. supernova.)
Nova Scotia a Canadian Maritime Province southeast of New Brunswick.
novel1 a relatively long work of prose fiction, usu. having a plot and characters.