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nutting

[ nuht-ing ]
/ ˈnʌt ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of seeking or gathering nuts.

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Nearby words

nuts and bolts, the, nutshell, nutso, nutsy, nutter, nutting, nutting, wallace, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, nutwood, nuuk

Origin of nutting

First recorded in 1715–25; nut + -ing1

Definition for nutting (2 of 3)

Nutting

[ nuht-ing ]
/ ˈnʌt ɪŋ /

noun

Wallace,1861–1941, U.S. antiquary, author, and illustrator.

Definition for nutting (3 of 3)

nut

[ nuht ]
/ nʌt /

noun

verb (used without object), nut·ted, nut·ting.

to seek for or gather nuts: to go nutting in late autumn.

Origin of nut

before 900; 1900–05 for def 8b; Middle English nute, Old English hnutu; cognate with Dutch noot, German Nuss, Old Norse hnot; akin to Latin nux
Related formsnut·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nutting (1 of 3)

nutting

/ (ˈnʌtɪŋ) /

noun

the act or pastime of gathering nuts

British Dictionary definitions for nutting (2 of 3)

NUT


abbreviation for (in Britain)

National Union of Teachers

British Dictionary definitions for nutting (3 of 3)

nut

/ (nʌt) /

noun

verb nuts, nutting or nutted

(intr) to gather nuts
(tr) slang to butt (someone) with the head
See also nuts
Derived Formsnutlike, adjective

Word Origin for nut

Old English hnutu; related to Old Norse hnot, Old High German hnuz (German Nuss)
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Science definitions for nutting

nut

[ nŭt ]

A dry, indehiscent simple fruit consisting of one seed surrounded by a hard and thick pericarp (fruit wall). The seed does not adhere to the pericarp but is connected to it by the funiculus. A nut is similar to an achene but larger. Acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts, and hazelnuts are true nuts. Informally, other edible seeds or dry fruits enclosed in a hard or leathery shell are also called nuts, though they are not true nuts. For instance, an almond kernel is actually the seed of a drupe. Its familiar whitish shell is an endocarp found within the greenish fruit of the almond tree. Peanuts are actually individual seeds from a seed pod called a legume.
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Idioms and Phrases with nutting

nut


In addition to the idioms beginning with nuts

  • nuts about, be
  • nuts and bolts, the

also see:

  • drive someone crazy (nuts)
  • from soup to nuts
  • hard nut to crack
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