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1. A small nut.
2. The stone or pit of certain fruits such as the peach or cherry.
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1. (Botany) any of the one-seeded portions of a fruit, such as a labiate fruit, that fragments when mature
2. (Botany) the stone of a drupe, such as a plum
3. (Botany) a small nut
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(ˈnʌt lɪt)

1. a small nut or nutlike fruit.
2. the stone of a drupe.
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Noun1.nutlet - a small nut
nut - usually large hard-shelled seed
pyrene - the small hard nutlet of a drupe or drupelet; the seed and the hard endocarp that surrounds it
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