from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, solid lump, especially of gold.
- n. A small compact portion or unit: nuggets of information.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, compact chunk or clump.
- n. A tidbit of something valuable.
- n. A type of boot polish.
- n. A bud from the Cannabis sativa plant. Usually implies dankness.
- n. : (countable, slang) An inexperienced, newly trained fighter pilot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal.
- n. Something of value, usually found among many other less valuable things; -- often used figuratively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lump; a mass; especially, one of the larger lumps of native gold found in alluvial deposits or placer-mines.
- n. A thick-set, strong, young horse.
- n. A lump of tobacco.
- To steal or appropriate the unbranded calves of (one's neighbors).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth
Perhaps diminutive of English dialectal nug, lump.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)