neb

noun \ ˈneb \

Definition of neb

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

Examples of neb in a Sentence

  1. the cardinal has a black face and a noticeable bright red neb

  2. with her round glasses perched on her small neb, the librarian certainly presents an owlish appearance

Origin and Etymology of neb

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

neb Synonyms

Synonyms
bill, beak, nib
Related Words
mouth; muzzle; mandible, maw, maxilla

Neb

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variants: or Nebr

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