former name of (def 1).
North American Veterinary Technician Association
[nav-ee] /ˈnæv i/ noun, plural navvies. British Informal. 1. an unskilled manual laborer. /ˈnævɪ/ noun (pl) -vies 1. (Brit, informal) a labourer on a building site, excavations, etc n. “laborer on a canal or railroad,” 1832, colloquial shortening of navigator (q.v.) in its sense of “one who digs navigation canals.”
[ney-vee] /ˈneɪ vi/ noun, plural navies. 1. the whole body of warships and auxiliaries belonging to a country or ruler. 2. (often initial capital letter) the complete body of such warships together with their officers and enlisted personnel, equipment, yards, etc., constituting the sea power of a nation. 3. (often initial capital letter) the department […]
noun 1. a small, white bean, dried for prolonged storage and prepared for eating by soaking and cooking.