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Noun: nub  núb
  1. A small lump or protuberance
    - nubble
     
  2. A small piece
    "a nub of coal";
    - stub
     
  3. [Brit] The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the nub of the story";
    - kernel [Brit], substance [Brit], core [Brit], center [Brit, US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence [Brit], gist [Brit], heart [Brit], heart and soul [Brit], inwardness [Brit], marrow [Brit], meat [Brit], pith [Brit], sum [Brit], nitty-gritty [Brit]

Derived forms: nubs

Type of: bulge, bump, cognitive content, content, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, mental object, part, piece, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

Encyclopedia: Nub