nutshell


nut·shell

noun \ˈnət-ˌshel\

: the hard outer shell of a nut

Full Definition of NUTSHELL

1
:  the hard external covering in which the kernel of a nut is enclosed
2
:  something of small size, amount, or scope
in a nutshell
:  in a very brief statement

First Known Use of NUTSHELL

13th century

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