[na-stur-shuh m, nuh-] /næˈstɜr ʃəm, nə-/
any plant of the genus Tropaeolum, cultivated for its showy, usually orange, red, or yellow flowers or for its fruit, which is pickled and used like capers.
any of various plants of the genus Tropaeolum, esp T. major, having round leaves and yellow, red, or orange trumpet-shaped spurred flowers: family Tropaeolaceae
mid-12c., “plant of the mustard family, like watercress,” from Latin nasturtium “cress;” the popular etymology explanation of the name (Pliny) is that it is from Latin *nasitortium, literally “nose-twist,” from nasus “nose” (see nose (n.)) + past participle of torquere “to twist” (see thwart); the plant so called for its pungent odor. Modern application to a South American trailing plant with orange flowers first recorded 1704.
[nas-tee] /ˈnæs ti/ adjective, nastier, nastiest. 1. physically filthy; disgustingly unclean: a nasty pigsty of a room. 2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseating. 3. offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit. 4. vicious, spiteful, or ugly: a nasty dog; a nasty rumor. 5. bad or hard to deal with, encounter, undergo, etc.; dangerous; serious: a nasty […]
networking /nas’tee-gram/ 1. A network packet or e-mail message (the latter is also called a letterbomb) that takes advantage of misfeatures or security holes on the target system to do untoward things. 2. Disapproving e-mail, especially from a net.god, pursuant to a violation of netiquette or a complaint about failure to correct some mail- or […]
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nasus na·sus (nā’səs, -zəs) n. The nose.