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Meaning of nugget

nug•get

Pronunciation: (nug'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a lump of something, as of precious metal.
  2. a lump of native gold.
  3. anything of great value, significance, or the like: nuggets of wisdom.
  4. a bite-size piece of chicken, fish, etc., usually batter-fried.
  5. (in a spot-weld) the metal fused.
    1. a powerful, heavy animal.
    2. a strong, thickset man.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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