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nut pick

also nut·pick (nŭt′pĭk′)
A small, sharp-pointed tool used for digging the meat from nuts.
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an instrument with a prong or sharp end that is used to prise the nut out of the nutshell
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a sharp-pointed implement for removing the edible kernels from nuts.
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References in periodicals archive ?
This method breaks well-dried walnuts into pieces so the nutmeats can be extracted easily with a nutpick, but I've found that it tends to cause more damage to the nut-meats than I'm willing to accept.
After poking through drawers, I chose a slim nutpick, precise and seemingly perfect for the task.
I had to bake the stone and chip off the corn meal paste with a nutpick!--Jennifer Marsden, Andover, Hants, England