Nut grass
Nut Nut (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n["o]t, Dan. n["o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel. [1913 Webster]

2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st {Bolt}. [1913 Webster]

3. The tumbler of a gunlock. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. Testicles. [vulgar slang] [PJC]

{Check nut}, {Jam nut}, {Lock nut}, a nut which is screwed up tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.

{Nut buoy}. See under {Buoy}.

{Nut coal}, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal and larger than pea coal; -- called also {chestnut coal}.

{Nut crab} (Zo["o]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus {Ebalia} as, {Ebalia tuberosa} of Europe.

{Nut grass} (Bot.), See {nut grass} in the vocabulary.

{Nut lock}, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by jarring.

{Nut pine}. (Bot.) See under {Pine}.

{Nut rush} (Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants ({Scleria}) having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in the United States and many more in tropical regions.

{Nut tree}, a tree that bears nuts.

{Nut weevil} (Zo["o]l.), any species of weevils of the genus {Balaninus} and other allied genera, which in the larval state live in nuts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nut-grass — nutˈ grass noun Any of various American sedges, esp one with edible tuberous roots • • • Main Entry: ↑nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • nut-grass — riešutinė viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cyperus rotundus), paplitęs atogrąžose. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus rotundus angl. coco grass;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • nut grass — nutsedge utsedge, nut sedge ut sedge . a widely distributed perennial sedge ({Cyperus rotundus}) having small edible nutlike tubers; also called {nut grass}. Syn: nutgrass, nut grass, {Cyperus rotundus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut grass — nutgrass ut grass , nut grass ut grass , n.(Bot.), A widely distributed perennial plant of the Sedge family ({Cyperus rotundus}, var. Hydra), which has slender rootstocks bearing small, edible, nutlike tubers, by which the plant multiplies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut grass — noun a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers • Syn: ↑nutgrass, ↑nutsedge, ↑nut sedge, ↑Cyperus rotundus • Hypernyms: ↑sedge • Member Holonyms: ↑Cyperus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nut grass — either of two sedges, Cyperus rotundus or C. esculentus, that have small, nutlike tubers and are often troublesome weeds. Also called nut sedge. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • nut grass — noun Date: 1775 a perennial sedge (Cyperus rotundus) of wide distribution that has slender rootstocks bearing small edible tubers resembling nuts; also a related sedge (C. esculentus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yellow nut-grass — valgomoji viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cyperus esculentus), paplitęs visame pasaulyje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus esculentus angl. earth almond;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • Nut — (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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