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nut

 
 
pronunciation:
nuht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dry seed or fruit made up of a kernel contained in a hard, tough shell. The kernel of a nut is often used as food. The kernal is often called the "meat" of the nut.
 
definition 2: the kernel of a nut, or "meat," without the shell.
We made trail mix with oats, raisins, and nuts.
 
definition 3: a piece of metal or other material in the shape of a square or hexagon. A nut has a hole in it into which a bolt is screwed.
 
definition 4: (slang) a foolish or crazy person.
similar words:
eccentric
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derivation: nutlike (adj.)
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