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nacho Tweet Definition of nacho Like Definition of nacho on Facebook
noun
  1. A single tortilla chip from a dish of nachos.
napoleon Tweet Definition of napoleon Like Definition of napoleon on Facebook
noun
  1. a gold coin worth twenty francs issued by Napoleon I; a twenty-franc coin
  • 1891: We had occasion some months ago to strengthen our resources, and borrowed, for that purpose, thirty thousand napoleons from the Bank of France. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Red-Headed League" (Norton 2005 p.67)
noisette Tweet Definition of noisette Like Definition of noisette on Facebook
noun
  1. a small round thick slice of meat (in particular, lamb or veal) that has been deboned
adjective
  1. flavoured with hazelnuts
nonpareil Tweet Definition of nonpareil Like Definition of nonpareil on Facebook
noun
  1. A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.
  2. A small, flat chocolate drop covered with white pellets of sugar.
noodle Tweet Definition of noodle Like Definition of noodle on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, usually in plural) A string or strip of pasta, especially as used in Chinese food.
Although "spaghetti" is considered to be Italian, Marco Polo brought the back from the far East (specifically, Beijing.)
  1. (colloquial) A person with poor judgement; a fool.
  2. (colloquial) The brain.
verb (noodles, noodling, noodled) (wikipedia, Noodling)
  1. (context, fishing) To fish (usually for very large catfish) without any equipment other than the fisherman's own body
Fred had several lacerations on his hands from noodling for flathead in the river.
  1. To think or ponder.
He noodled over the problem for a day or two before making a decision.
  1. To fiddle, play with, or mess around.
If the machine is really broken, noodling with the knobs is not going to fix it.
  1. To improvise music.
He has been noodling with that trumpet all afternoon, and every bit of it sounds awful.
nougat Tweet Definition of nougat Like Definition of nougat on Facebook
noun
  1. A confection of honey and roasted nuts, often with other ingredients.
nova Tweet Definition of nova Like Definition of nova on Facebook
noun (nov, ae)
  1. (astronomy) any sudden brightening of a previously inconspicuous star
nugget Tweet Definition of nugget Like Definition of nugget on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural: nuggets)
  1. (countable) a small, compact chunk or clump, as gold
  2. (countable) a tidbit of something valuable, as a of wisdom
  3. (uncountable) a type of boot polish
  4. (countable) a bud from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Usually implies dankness.
  5. (countable) slang term for an inexperienced, newly trained fighter pilot.
numbles Tweet Definition of numbles Like Definition of numbles on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) The heart, lungs, liver, or other internal organs of a deer or other animal, used for food.
Nutcracker Tweet Definition of Nutcracker Like Definition of Nutcracker on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, The Nutcracker)
The Nutcracker
  1. A ballet by Tchaikovsky

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