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nut·shell

 (nŭt′shĕl′)
n.
The shell enclosing the meat of a nut.
Idiom:
in a nutshell
In a few words; concisely: Just give me the facts in a nutshell.

nutshell

(ˈnʌtˌʃɛl)
n
1. (Botany) the shell around the kernel of a nut
2. in a nutshell in essence; briefly

nut•shell

(ˈnʌtˌʃɛl)

n.
the shell of a nut.
Idioms:
in a nutshell, briefly; succinctly.
[1175–1225; Middle English nutescell]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nutshell - the shell around the kernel of a nutnutshell - the shell around the kernel of a nut
shell - the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
Translations
قِشْر الجَوز
ořechová skořápka
nøddeskal
dióhéj
hnotskurn
orechová škrupina
fındık/ceviz vb. kabuğu

nutshell

[ˈnʌtʃel] Ncáscara f de nuez
in a nutshellen pocas palabras
to put it in a nutshellpara decirlo en pocas palabras

nutshell

[ˈnʌtʃɛl] ncoquille f de noix
in a nutshell (= in brief) → en un mot

nutshell

nNussschale f; in a nutshell (fig)kurz gesagt, mit einem Wort; to put the matter in a nutshell (fig)um es (ganz) kurz or kurz und bündig zu sagen

nutshell

[ˈnʌtˌʃɛl] nguscio di noce (or nocciola ) (no generic term in Italian)
in a nutshell → in poche parole
to put it in a nutshell → per farla breve

nut

(nat) noun
1. a fruit consisting of a single seed in a hard shell. a hazel-nut; a walnut.
2. a small round piece of metal with a hole through it, for screwing on the end of a bolt to hold pieces of wood, metal etc together. a nut and bolt.
ˈnutty adjective
1. containing, or tasting of, nuts. a nutty flavour.
2. a slang word for mad. He's quite nutty.
ˈnutcracker noun
(usually in plural) an instrument for cracking nuts open. a pair of nutcrackers.
ˈnutshell noun
the hard covering of a nut.
in a nutshell
expressed, described etc very briefly. I'll tell you the story in a nutshell.
References in classic literature ?
An obliging stranger, under pretence of compactly folding up my bank-notes for security's sake, abstracts the notes and gives me nutshells; but what is his sleight of hand to mine, when I fold up my own nutshells and pass them on myself as notes!
A hundred dollars sounds frightfully en prince for us poor simple people, who live in nutshells of houses, five and twenty feet front, and fifty-six deep, to pay for a pocket-handkerchief.
So Chanticleer began to build a little carriage of nutshells: and when it was finished, Partlet jumped into it and sat down, and bid Chanticleer harness himself to it and draw her home.
"Oh, yes, pitch about like nutshells when the sea is a bit rough," answered her sailor uncle, never guessing her secret woe.
The flotilla, sent to Toulon by the exertions of Raoul, had set out, dragging after it in little nutshells, almost invisible, the wives and friends of the fishermen and smugglers put in requisition for the service of the fleet.
As a rule, I never asked him if it were convenient for him or not to follow me in my travels; but this time the expedition in question might be prolonged, and the enterprise might be hazardous in pursuit of an animal capable of sinking a frigate as easily as a nutshell. Here there was matter for reflection even to the most impassive man in the world.
'It all lies in a nutshell my dear; in a nutshell, take the Dodger's word for it.