nutlet
noun Date: 1856 1. a. a small nut b. a small fruit similar to a nut 2. the stone of a drupelet

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  • Nutlet — may refer to one of the following. A small nut. In botany, a nutlet is a pyrena or pyrene, which is a seed covered by a stony layer, such as the kernel of a drupe. Nutlet or Little Nut is the translation of Oreshek, a name of the fortress in… …   Wikipedia

  • Nutlet — Nut let, n. (Bot.) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nutlet — [nut′lit] n. 1. a small nut or nutlike fruit 2. the pit, or stone, of a cherry, peach, plum, etc. 3. any of the segments of an ovary which splits into parts, as in plants of the borage and mint families …   English World dictionary

  • nutlet — /nut lit/, n. 1. a small nut; a small nutlike fruit or seed. 2. the stone of a drupe. [1855 60; NUT + LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • nutlet — noun A small nut. Syn: nucule, acorn …   Wiktionary

  • nutlet — noun Botany a small nut, especially an achene …   English new terms dictionary

  • nutlet — nut·let …   English syllables

  • nutlet — nut•let [[t]ˈnʌt lɪt[/t]] n. 1) bot coo a small nut or nutlike fruit 2) bot the stone of a drupe • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • nutlet — /ˈnʌtlət/ (say nutluht) noun 1. a small nut; a small nut like fruit or seed. 2. the stone of a drupe …   Australian English dictionary

  • nutlet — n. a small nut or nutlike fruit …   Useful english dictionary

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