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[nuhb-in] /ˈnʌb ɪn/

a small lump or stunted piece; stub.
a small or imperfect ear of corn.
an undeveloped fruit.
(mainly US & Canadian) something small or undeveloped, esp a fruit or ear of corn

“stunted ear of corn,” 1690s, American English diminutive of nub. General sense of “small piece” is from 1857.


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