from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small, solid lump, especially of gold.
  • noun A small compact portion or unit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lump; a mass; especially, one of the larger lumps of native gold found in alluvial deposits or placer-mines.
  • noun A thick-set, strong, young horse.
  • noun A lump of tobacco.
  • To steal or appropriate the unbranded calves of (one's neighbors).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal.
  • noun Something of value, usually found among many other less valuable things; -- often used figuratively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A small, compact chunk or clump.
  • noun countable A tidbit of something valuable.
  • noun uncountable A type of boot polish.
  • noun countable A bud from the Cannabis sativa plant. Usually implies dankness.
  • noun : (countable, slang) An inexperienced, newly trained fighter pilot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps diminutive of English dialectal nug, lump.]


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