nubbins


nubbins

noun

  1. a small lump or stunted piece; stub.
  2. a small or imperfect ear of corn.
  3. an undeveloped fruit.

noun

  1. mainly US and Canadian something small or undeveloped, esp a fruit or ear of corn

n.“stunted ear of corn,” 1690s, American English diminutive of nub. General sense of “small piece” is from 1857.

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