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nugget

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnʌɡ.ɪt/

nugget noun [C] (SMALL PIECE)

a small roughly shaped piece, especially of gold a small piece of chicken or fish that has been covered in breadcrumbs and fried: She won't eat anything except chicken nuggets and chips.

nugget noun [C] (INFORMATION)

something that a person has said or written that is very true or very wise: a nugget of information/truthhumorous What other astonishing nuggets of wisdom do you have for us?
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