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Meaning of NUTCRACKER

Pronunciation:  'nut`krakur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  speckled birds that feed on nuts
  2. [n]  any of various small short-tailed sharp-beaked birds that creep on trees and feed on small nuts and insects
  3. [n]  a compound lever used to crack nuts open
 

NUTCRACKER is a 10 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: nutcrackers, nuthatch
 
 See Also: Clark's nutcracker, common nutcracker, compound lever, corvine bird, European nuthatch, family Sittidae, genus Nucifraga, Nucifraga, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nucifraga columbiana, oscine, oscine bird, red-breasted nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, Sitta carolinensis, Sitta europaea, Sittidae, white-breasted nuthatch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nut"crack`er\, n.
1. An instrument for cracking nuts.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A European bird ({Nucifraga caryocatactes}), allied to
       the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted
       with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.
   (b) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker ({Picicorvus
       Columbianus}) of Western North America.

 

 

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