Definition of nugget noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nugget

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈnʌɡɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌɡɪt//
     
     
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  1. 1a small lump of a valuable metal or mineral, especially gold, that is found in the earth
  2. 2a small round piece of some types of food chicken nuggets
  3. 3a small thing such as an idea or a fact that people think of as valuable synonym snippet a useful nugget of information
  4. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: apparently from dialect nug ‘lump’, of unknown origin.
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