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  • nutlike — adjective Resembling a nut …   Wiktionary

  • nutlike — adj. resembling a nut (in taste, shape, or size, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nutlike — adjective 1. having the flavor of nuts a nutty sherry • Syn: ↑nutty • Similar to: ↑tasty • Derivationally related forms: ↑nut (for: ↑nutty …   Useful english dictionary

  • nut — nutlike, adj. /nut/, n., v., nutted, nutting. n. 1. a dry fruit consisting of an edible kernel or meat enclosed in a woody or leathery shell. 2. the kernel itself. 3. Bot. a hard, indehiscent, one seeded fruit, as the chestnut or the acorn. 4.… …   Universalium

  • water chinquapin — noun 1. water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds • Syn: ↑American lotus, ↑yanquapin, ↑Nelumbo lutea • Hypernyms: ↑water lily • Member Holonyms: ↑Nelumbo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water chestnut — 1. any aquatic plant of the genus Trapa, bearing an edible, nutlike fruit, esp. T. natans, of the Old World. 2. the fruit itself. Also called water caltrop. [1850 55] * * * Any of several perennial water plants of the genus Trapa (family… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • souari nut — noun 1. large South American evergreen tree trifoliate leaves and drupes with nutlike seeds used as food and a source of cooking oil • Syn: ↑souari, ↑souari tree, ↑Caryocar nuciferum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryocar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley — barley1 /bahr lee/, n. 1. a widely distributed cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum, of the grass family, having awned flowers that grow in tightly bunched spikes, with three small additional spikes at each node. 2. the grain of this plant …   Universalium

  • groundnut — /grownd nut /, n. 1. Also called wild bean, potato bean. a twining, North American plant, Apios americana (or A. tuberosa), of the legume family, having clusters of fragrant brownish flowers and an edible tuber. 2. any of several other plants… …   Universalium

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