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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from Old Norse

nook

noun
     
nook [countable]
1DNDLO literary a small quiet place which is sheltered by a rock, a big tree etc:
a shady nook
2DH a small space in a corner of a room:
the table in the breakfast nook
3

every nook and cranny

every part of a place:
We searched every nook and cranny.
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