[nits-uh n-lahys] /ˈnɪts ənˈlaɪs/

a yellow-flowered plant, Hypericum drummondii, of the central U.S.


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    [neet-tee] /ˈnit ti/ noun 1. Francesco Saverio [frahn-ches-kaw sah-ve-ryaw] /frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ sɑˈvɛ ryɔ/ (Show IPA), 1868–1953, Italian lawyer, statesman, and economist.

  • Nitty

    [nit-ee] /ˈnɪt i/ adjective, nittier, nittiest. 1. full of . /ˈnɪtɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. infested with nits /ˈnɪtɪ/ adjective -tier, -tiest 1. (informal) foolish; stupid adj. “full of nits,” 1560s, from nit + -y (2).

  • Nitty-gritty

    [nit-ee-grit-ee] /ˈnɪt iˈgrɪt i/ Slang. noun 1. the essential substance or details of a matter; basics; crux: Let’s skip the chitchat and get down to the nitty-gritty. adjective 2. fundamental, detailed, or probing: nitty-gritty questions. 3. direct and practical: nitty-gritty advice; a nitty-gritty system. /ˈnɪtɪˈɡrɪtɪ/ noun 1. (informal) the nitty-gritty, the basic facts of a […]

  • Nitwit

    [nit-wit] /ˈnɪtˌwɪt/ noun 1. a slow-witted, stupid, or foolish person. /ˈnɪtˌwɪt/ noun 1. (informal) a foolish person n. “stupid person,” 1922, probably from nit “nothing,” from dialectal German or Yiddish, from Middle Low German (see nix) + wit (n.). noun A stupid person; fool; boob [1922+; perhaps fr nit, fr German dialect, ”no,” found by […]

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