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Main Entry: nut
Pronunciation: primarystressnschwat
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English hnutu "nut"
1 a : a hard-shelled dry fruit (as a peanut in the shell) or seed (as a Brazil nut) with an inner kernel; also : this kernel b : a dry one-seeded fruit (as an acorn, hazelnut, or chestnut) that has a woody outer layer and does not break open when it is ripe
2 : a block of metal with a hole in it that is fastened to a bolt or screw by means of a screw thread within the hole
3 : the ridge on the upper end of the fingerboard of a stringed instrument over which the strings pass
4 a : a foolish, odd, or crazy person b : ENTHUSIAST <a movie nut>

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