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knub

[nuhb] /nʌb/
noun
1.
nub.
Origin
in modern use probably spelling variant, influenced by knob; cf. nub
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n.

"small lump," 1560s, probably cognate with Low German knubbe "knot, knob," Danish knub "block, log, stump" (cf. knob).

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