Nit (?), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss, OHG. niz; cf. gr. , , Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet, Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.] Zool.

The egg of a louse or other small insect.

Nit grass Bot., a pretty annual European grass (Gastridium lendigerum), with small spikelets somewhat resembling a nit. It is also found in California and Chili.


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