Cocoa nibs



  • The tip of a pen or tool that touches the surface, transferring ink to paper.
  • The bill or beak of a bird; the neb.
  • Bits of trapped dust or other foreign material that form imperfections in painted or varnished surfaces.
  • A piece of a roasted, hulled cocoa bean.
  • A small and pointed thing or part; a point; a prong.
  • One of the handles projecting from a scythe snath.
  • The shaft of a wagon.


  • To fit (a pen) with a nib.


Similar words


  • From a variant of neb, perhaps due to association with nibble.

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