the plumage assumed by a male bird during the courtship period, especially in those species that are more colorful at this period.
[nuhp-shuh l, -chuh l] /ˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony: the nuptial day; nuptial vows. 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of mating or the mating season of animals: nuptial behavior. noun 3. Usually, nuptials. a wedding or marriage. /ˈnʌpʃəlz; -tʃəlz/ plural noun 1. (sometimes sing) a […]
[nook, nyook] /nuk, nyuk/ noun 1. the back of the neck.
abbreviation (in Britain, formerly) 1. National Union of Railwaymen
[noo-rah-gey] /nuˈrɑ geɪ/ noun, plural nuraghi [noo-rah-gee] /nuˈrɑ gi/ (Show IPA), nuraghes. 1. any of the large, tower-shaped, prehistoric stone structures found in Sardinia and dating from the second millennium b.c. to the Roman conquest.