neb


neb

noun

Definition of NEB

1
the jaws of a bird together with their hornlike covering <the cardinal has a black face and a noticeable bright red neb>
Synonyms bill, neb, nib
Related Words mouth; muzzle; mandible, maw, maxilla
2
the part of the face bearing the nostrils and nasal cavity <with her round glasses perched on her small neb, the librarian certainly presents an owlish appearance>
Synonyms beak, conk [chiefly British slang], honker [slang], neb, nozzle [slang], proboscis, schnoz (or schnozz) [slang], schnozzle [slang], smeller, snoot, snout
Related Words pug, pugnose

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