Plural Nouns Starting with N

Nares (n. pl.) The nostrils or nasal openings, -- the anterior nares being the external or proper nostrils, and the posterior nares, the openings of the nasal cavities into the mouth or pharynx.

Narragansetts (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited the shores of Narragansett Bay.

Natals (n. pl.) One's birth, or the circumstances attending it.

Natatores (n. pl.) The swimming birds.

Natchez (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly lived near the site of the city of Natchez, Mississippi. In 1729 they were subdued by the French; the survivors joined the Creek Confederacy.

Nates (n. pl.) The buttocks.

Nates (n. pl.) The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.

Nates (n. pl.) The umbones of a bivalve shell.

Navajoes (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting New Mexico and Arizona, allied to the Apaches. They are now largely engaged in agriculture.

Neginoth (n. pl.) Stringed instruments.

Negritos (n. pl.) A degraded Papuan race, inhabiting Luzon and some of the other east Indian Islands. They resemble negroes, but are smaller in size. They are mostly nomads.

Nehiloth (n. pl.) A term supposed to mean, perforated wind instruments of music, as pipes or flutes.

Nematelmia (n. pl.) Same as Nemathelminthes.

Nemthelminthes (n. pl.) Alt. of Nematelminthes

Nematelminthes (n. pl.) An ordr of helminths, including the Nematoidea and Gordiacea; the roundworms.

Nematocera (n. pl.) A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennae, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera.

Nematognathi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having barbels on the jaws. It includes the catfishes, or siluroids. See Siluroid.

Nematoidea (n. pl.) An order of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. they are mostly parasites. Called also Nematodea, and Nematoda.

Nematophora (n. pl.) Same as Coelenterata.

Nemertida (n. pl.) Nemertina.

Nemertina (n. pl.) An order of helminths usually having a long, slender, smooth, often bright-colored body, covered with minute vibrating cilia; -- called also Nemertea, Nemertida, and Rhynchocoela.

Neocarida (n. pl.) The modern, or true, Crustacea, as distinguished from the Merostomata.

Neomenoidea (n. pl.) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.

Nephilim (n. pl.) Giants.

Nereites (n. pl.) Fossil tracks of annelids.

Nethinim (n. pl.) Servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple.

Nettles (n. pl.) The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting.

Nettles (n. pl.) Small

Nettles (n. pl.) Reef points.

Neuroptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.

Neuvaines (n. pl.) Prayers offered up for nine successive days.

Nineholes (n. pl.) A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled.

Ninepins (n. pl.) A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.

Nippers (n. pl.) Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.

Nippers (n. pl.) A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to the form.

Nippers (n. pl.) A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to secure a cable to the messenger.

Nittings (n. pl.) The refuse of good ore.

Noils (n. pl.) Waste and knots of wool removed by the comb; combings.

Nombles (n. pl.) The entrails of a deer; the umbles.

Nones (n. pl.) The fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and October. The nones were nine days before the ides, reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.

Nones (n. pl.) The canonical office, being a part of the Breviary, recited at noon (formerly at the ninth hour, 3 P. M.) in the Roman Catholic Church.

Nones (n. pl.) The hour of dinner; the noonday meal.

Notabilia (n. pl.) Things worthy of notice.

Notobranchiata (n. pl.) A division of nudibranchiate mollusks having gills upon the back.

Notobranchiata (n. pl.) The Dorsibranchiata.

Nowes (n. pl.) The marriage knot.

Nowt (n. pl.) Neat cattle.

Noyls (n. pl.) See Noils.

Nucleobranchiata (n. pl.) See Heteropoda.

Nudibranchiata (n. pl.) A division of opisthobranchiate mollusks, having no shell except while very young. The gills are naked and situated upon the back or sides. See Ceratobranchia.

Nugae (n. pl.) Trifles; jests.

Numbless (n. pl.) See Nombles.

Nymphales (n. pl.) An extensive family of butterflies including the nymphs, the satyrs, the monarchs, the heliconias, and others; -- called also brush-footed butterflies.

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