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neb

Noun

1 a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose [syn: snout]
2 horny projecting mouth of a bird [syn: beak, bill, nib, pecker]

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Etymology

nebb, from . Cognate with Dutch neb, Swedish näbb, Swedish regional näv.

Pronunciation

  • /nɛb/
    Rhymes with: -ɛb

Noun

  1. In the context of "now dialectal}} A bird's beak or bill.
  2. A person's nose.

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