[not-ee] /ˈnɒt i/
adjective, knottier, knottiest.
having ; full of :
a knotty piece of wood.
involved, intricate, or difficult:
a knotty problem.
adjective -tier, -tiest
(of wood, rope, etc) full of or characterized by knots
extremely difficult or intricate
mid-13c. (figurative use early 13c.), from knot (n.) + -y (2). Related: Knottiness.
noun 1. See under (def 1). [rat-n-ee] /ˈræt n i/ noun, plural rhatanies. 1. either of two South American shrubs belonging to the genus Krameria, of the legume family, K. tiandra (knotty rhatany or Peruvian rhatany) or K. argentea (Brazilian rhatany or Pará rhatany) 2. the root of either of these plants, used as an […]
[not-weed] /ˈnɒtˌwid/ noun 1. any of several knotty-stemmed plants belonging to the genus Polygonum, of the buckwheat family. /ˈnɒtˌwiːd/ noun 1. any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Polygonum, having small flowers and jointed stems
/ˈnɒtˌwɜːk/ noun 1. ornamentation consisting of a mass of intertwined and knotted cords
[nout] /naʊt/ noun 1. a whip with a lash of leather thongs, formerly used in Russia for flogging criminals. verb (used with object) 2. to flog with the knout. /naʊt/ noun 1. a stout whip used formerly in Russia as an instrument of punishment