thirty more species, all natives of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads.

(Nas"ty) a. [Compar. Nastier ; superl. Nastiest.] [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]

1. Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous.

2. Hence, loosely: Offensive; disagreeable; unpropitious; wet; drizzling; as, a nasty rain, day, sky.

3. Characterized by obscenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy.

Syn.Nasty, Filthy, Foul, Dirty. Anything nasty is usually wet or damp as well as filthy or dirty, and disgusts by its stickiness or odor; but filthy and foul imply that a thing is filled or covered with offensive matter, while dirty describes it as defiled or sullied with dirt of any kind; as, filthy clothing, foul vapors, etc.

(Na"sute) a. [L. nasutus, fr. nasus the nose.]

1. Having a nice sense of smell. [Obs.] Evelyn.

2. Critically nice; captious. [Obs.] auden.

(Na"sut*ness), n. Quickness of scent; hence, nice discernment; acuteness. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Nat) adv. Not. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Nat) [For ne at.] Not at; nor at. [Obs.] haucer.

(Na"tal) a. [L. natalis, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci to be born: cf. F. natal. See Nation, and cf. Noel.]

1. Of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from one's birth; native.

Princes' children took names from their natal places.

Propitious star, whose sacred power
Presided o'er the monarch's natal hour.

2. (Actrol.) Presiding over nativity; as, natal Jove.

Syn. — Native, natural. See Native.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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