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Nutcracker   Listen
noun
Nutcracker  n.  
1.
An instrument for cracking nuts.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.
(b)
The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Nutcracker" Quotes from Famous Books



... first tuneful efforts (and probably my last, for I purpose not to sing any more, unless it he "Hail Columbia" on the restoration of the Union) were poured freely forth in honor of Queen Victoria. The Sergeant smiled like the carved head of a Swiss nutcracker, and the other gentlemen in my neighborhood, by nods and gestures, evinced grave approbation of so suitable a tribute to English superiority; and we finished our stave and sat down in an ...
— Our Old Home - A Series of English Sketches • Nathaniel Hawthorne



Words linked to "Nutcracker" :   common nutcracker, white-breasted nuthatch, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Sitta canadensis, Sitta carolinensis, oscine bird, compound lever, Nucifraga, Sitta europaea, nuthatch, Clark's nutcracker



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