neb

noun
\ ˈneb How to pronounce neb (audio) \

Definition of neb

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : the beak of a bird or tortoise : bill
b chiefly dialectal : a person's mouth
2 : nib, tip
variants: or Nebr

Definition of Neb (Entry 2 of 3)

Nebraska

Definition of NEB (Entry 3 of 3)

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of neb in a Sentence

Noun the cardinal has a black face and a noticeable bright red neb with her round glasses perched on her small neb, the librarian certainly presents an owlish appearance

First Known Use of neb

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for neb

Noun

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse nef beak

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“Neb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neb. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Neb., Nebr.

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Kids Definition of Neb.

Nebraska

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