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nutshell

[ nuht-shel ]
/ ˈnʌtˌʃɛl /
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noun
the shell of a nut.
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Idioms about nutshell

    in a nutshell, in very brief form; in a few words: Just tell me the story in a nutshell.

Origin of nutshell

1175–1225; Middle English nutescell;see nut, shell
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British Dictionary definitions for nutshell

nutshell
/ (ˈnʌtˌʃɛl) /

noun
the shell around the kernel of a nut
in a nutshell in essence; briefly
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Other Idioms and Phrases with nutshell

nutshell

see in a nutshell.

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