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nuts

Nutrition noun
Dry fruits with an edible kernel enclosed in a leathery or woody shell (e.g., almonds, walnuts), which are a vegetarian food staple.
In the past, conventional wisdom held that the high fat content of nuts made them a suboptimal source of protein, and thus had been restricted in those on low-fat diets; nuts are now widely regarded as a healthy food, as they are high in omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated (good) fats. Increased consumption of nuts is associated with lower cholesterol, reduced myocardial infarction, and decreased osteoporosis.

Vox populi-US
adjective (colloquial) Crazy, deranged.
References in classic literature ?
By the time the bump on my forehead had swelled as big as a nut, our aprons were half full, and we sat down to enjoy ourselves.
I really don't know when we should have stopped if Sally had not got choked with the nut she had in her mouth, and so frightened us nearly out of our wits.
Here Pokey, who had been peering lovingly down at the five warm nuts that lay at the bottom of her tiny pocket, suddenly looked up and said, "Oh
Alec, taking the weeper on his knee and administering consolation in the shape of kisses and nuts.
It was hard to go away and leave it all, particularly as Nut had actually crept on to her dress and Shell had scrambled down the trunk of the apple-tree they sat under and stayed there looking at her with inquiring eyes.
It comes o' sittin' on th' grass under a tree wi' Dickon an' wi' Captain an' Soot an' Nut an' Shell.
It seemed as if Colin could never hear enough of Dickon and Captain and Soot and Nut and Shell and the pony whose name was Jump.
The end of the hook was inserted from the outside, and Charley, on the inside, screwed the nut on tightly.
He went below with a monkey-wrench, unscrewed the nut, and let the hook drop off.
I hope that you will be among those who will not "stick to break the shell of the nut for the kernel's sake," and that although the "sense be somewhat dark" you will some day read the book for yourselves.
Comment: Brazil nuts are among the richest dietary sources of selenium.