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adjectiveadjective nuttier, adjective nuttiest

  • 1Tasting like nuts.

    ‘wild rice has a very nutty flavor’
    • ‘Simply grind in a coffee grinder or high-powered blender 3 measures of linseed, two measures of sunflower seeds and one measure of almonds to make a delicious nutty tasting powder.’
    • ‘For appetizers, I recommend the arugala salad for those who enjoy the distinctly nutty flavour of this salad green.’
    • ‘We sampled the plump, satisfying pork pot-stickers as well as the shrimp balls on cloud ear mushrooms, which combined a distinctly nutty flavour with the sweet pink puffs of shrimp.’
    • ‘Each matzo is flame-baked in a traditional long oven for just sixty seconds to give them their incomparable crispness and subtle nutty flavour.’
    • ‘Another novel sake introduced at the tasting event was the award-winning Kijoshu sake, which has a syrupy texture and a rich, nutty caramel flavor.’
    • ‘You dip these ingredients into olive oil and then into a little bowl of zatar, a blend of spices and herbs like thyme and sumac, which dusts each bite an unusual nutty flavour.’
    • ‘I suggested that maybe the spiciness of the Merguez may be overpowering it, because the Emmental certainly gave my own crepe it's nutty distinct flavour.’
    • ‘Its rich, nutty flavor is surprisingly sharp and refreshing.’
    • ‘Another day we make semi-freddo, combining the richness of heavy cream with bitter dark chocolate and the nutty flavour of amaretti biscuits.’
    • ‘Melted with milk, this one produces the assertive, clean, nutty flavour that gives your palate a hit similar to a strong espresso coffee.’
    • ‘Flax seeds are tiny, golden, flat, elongated seeds, rather crunchy in texture, with a bit of a nutty flavour.’
    • ‘The nutty flavour of the barley goes very well with the slightly exotic flavour of the mushrooms - a marriage made in Scotland.’
    • ‘Wild rice is considered a highly nutritional grain and is recognized by its chewy texture and nutty flavour.’
    • ‘They are stunning to look at and have a distinct, nutty flavour.’
    • ‘It has a delicate, fruity aroma reminiscent of apricots, a nutty flavour with a texture that's almost chewy.’
    • ‘They gave us creamy yak yoghurt buried with an inch of tsampa and for once I truly relished its nutty flavour.’
    • ‘This is the perfect dish to showcase the truffle's earthy forest floor perfume and nutty flavour.’
    • ‘It was described by the Arctic explorer Richardson in the mid-19th century as ‘a small white root about the thickness of a goose quill, which had an agreeable nutty flavor’.’
    • ‘When heated and reduced, maple syrup can be used for delicate sugar work, often with more appealing results than white sugar due to the syrup's smoky, almost nutty, flavor.’
    • ‘This rice is less processed than its white counterpart: the grains retain their bran layers, giving the rice a light brown color, chewy texture, and nutty flavor.’
    1. 1.1Containing a lot of nuts.
      ‘a nutty vegetable bake’
      • ‘The methi pulav turned out pretty good - very nutty and chewy.’
      • ‘This is a thick, nutty curry of chicken with cashew nuts, grated coconut, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, coriander, onions & green chillies.’
      • ‘Savoury Nut Burgers - Moist and nutty inside, crispy and well browned outside, these tempting burgers will be just as popular with non-vegetarians.’
  • 2 informal Mad; crazy.

    • ‘he came up with a few nutty proposals’
    • ‘There is no tangible search for solutions and little real, positive innovation or creativity; merely the recycling of outdated ideas, baseless gossip and nutty proposals.’
    • ‘I have no doubt that the advice you have received from economists and tax experts has told you why your proposal is nutty.’
    • ‘I would have to do this nutty, wild, exhausting sort of dance where I would flail my arms and legs out with so much gusto I would eventually lose some of the bottled up energy.’
    • ‘His nutty enthusiasm for the game of golf hasn't diminished one stroke in his even-par 72 years.’
    mad, insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, foaming at the mouth
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    as nutty as a fruitcake
    • Completely insane.

      • ‘Debbie, the youngest daughter of drunkard Frank Smith, is as nutty as a fruitcake and totally unpredictable - a bit like the rest of the Smith clan.’
      • ‘Only 16.7 percent of them are non compos mentis, or, in football terms, nutty as a fruitcake.’
      • ‘He was a man who was a wise as a venerable oak to some and as nutty as a fruitcake to others.’
      • ‘Eugene O'Neill, in his 1914 play, The Movie Man, coined a memorable simile: ‘We sure are as nutty as a fruitcake or we wouldn't be here.’’
      • ‘She also said that after working in entertainment for 42 years, ‘there's no way you can do that and not be as nutty as a fruitcake.’’
    be nutty about
    • Like very much.

      • ‘he is nutty about boats’
      • ‘Why are we so nutty about The Nutcracker?’
      • ‘Mills said he was always ‘nutty about boats - anything that floated.’’