From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nit \Nit\ (n[i^]t), n. [AS. hnitu; akin to D. neet, G. niss,
   OHG. niz; cf. Gr. koni`s, koni`dos, Icel. gnit, Sw. gnet,
   Dan. gnid, Russ. & Pol. gnida, Bohem. hnida, W. nedd.]
   The egg of a louse or other small insect.
   [1913 Webster]

   Nit grass (Bot.), a pretty annual European grass
      (Gastridium lendigerum), with small spikelets somewhat
      resembling a nit. It is also found in California and
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