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nun1 a woman who is a member of a religious order. Nuns promise to live simply, not marry, and obey God. Many nuns live in convents.
Nunavut a territory in northern Canada. Its capital is Iqaluit.
nurse a person who is trained to care for sick and injured people. [4 definitions]
nursery a room where babies or young children sleep or play. [3 definitions]
nursery school a school for children before they go to kindergarten.
nut a dry seed or fruit made up of a kernel or meat contained in a hard, tough shell. The kernel or meat of nuts is often used as food. [4 definitions]
nutcracker a tool for cracking the shell of a nut.
nuthatch a small bird with a short tail and a long, narrow beak. It climbs about on trees in search of insects, moving down the trunk head first.
nutmeat the part of a nut that can be eaten.
nutmeg the seed of an evergreen tree of East India. Nutmeg is made into a powder and used as a spice.
nutria a small mammal with thick brown fur and a long thin tail. Nutrias are rodents closely related to guinea pigs and porcupines. They build burrows near wet areas such as swamps. Nutrias used to only live in South America, but they have spread to much of the United States and Europe.
nutrient something in food that helps people, animals, and plants live and grow.
nutrition the act or process of eating and using the nutrients in food for living and growing. [2 definitions]
nutritious having a large amount of vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients.
nutshell the hard cover of a nut.
nuzzle to touch, push, or rub the nose against.
NV an abbreviation for Nevada.
NW an abbreviation for northwest.
NY an abbreviation for New York.
nylon a strong, artificial material used to make yarn, cloth, plastic, and many other products. [2 definitions]
nymph one of the goddesses in Greek or Roman mythology who live in rivers, mountains, or trees. [2 definitions]