Gastridium lendigerum
Nit Nit (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni`s, koni`dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo["o]l.) The egg of a louse or other small insect. [1913 Webster]

{Nit grass} (Bot.), a pretty annual European grass ({Gastridium lendigerum}), with small spikelets somewhat resembling a nit. It is also found in California and Chile. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nit — (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni s, koni dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo[ o]l.) The egg of a louse or other small insect. [1913 Webster] {Nit grass}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nit grass — Nit Nit (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni s, koni dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] (Zo[ o]l.) The egg of a louse or other small insect. [1913 Webster] {Nit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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