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1. A protuberance or knob.
2. A small lump.
3. The essence; the core: the nub of a story.
[Variant of knub, probably from Low German knubbe, from Middle Low German, variant of knobbe.]
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having small lumps or protuberances; knobbly
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adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
having nubs; knobby or lumpy.
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|Adj.||1.||nubby - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"|
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