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naiad Tweet Definition of naiad Like Definition of naiad on Facebook
noun
  1. (Greek mythology) a female deity (nymph) associated with water, especially a spring, stream, or other fresh water
Narcissus Tweet Definition of Narcissus Like Definition of Narcissus on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Narcissus (mythology))
  1. (Greek Mythology) A hero renowned for his beauty and pride.
nard Tweet Definition of nard Like Definition of nard on Facebook
noun
  1. A flowering plant of the Valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of China, used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, flatulence, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments.
  2. The oil from the plant.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to nard.
nasturtium Tweet Definition of nasturtium Like Definition of nasturtium on Facebook
noun (pl2=nasturtia)
  1. The popular name of the Tropaeolum genus of flowering plants native to south and central America.
nectarine Tweet Definition of nectarine Like Definition of nectarine on Facebook
noun
  1. A cultivar of the peach distinguished by the absence of peachfuzz on the skin.
nettle Tweet Definition of nettle Like Definition of nettle on Facebook
noun
  1. A herb, Urtica, which is covered with stinging hairs, causing a rash.
  2. Loosely, anything which causes such a rash, such as a jellyfish or sea-nettle.
  3. A family name
verb (nettl, ing)
  1. Of the nettle plant, to sting or cause a rash in someone.
The children were badly nettled after playing in the field.
  1. To pique, irritate, vex or provoke someone.
nightshade Tweet Definition of nightshade Like Definition of nightshade on Facebook
noun
  1. (botany) Any of the poisonous plants belonging to the genus Solanum, especially black nightshade or woody nightshade.
  2. (botany) (colloquial) Any plant of the wider Solanaceae family, including the nightshades as well as tomato, potato, eggplant, and deadly nightshade.
  3. belladonna, Belladonna or deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna.
nutmeg Tweet Definition of nutmeg Like Definition of nutmeg on Facebook
noun
  1. an evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans, cultivated in the East Indies for its spicy seeds
  2. the aromatic seed of this tree, used as a spice
  3. a grey-brown colour
  4. (soccer) The playing of the ball between the legs of an opponent
verb (nutmeg, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) to flavour with nutmeg
  2. (soccer) (transitive) to play the ball between the legs of (an opponent)

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