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[kuh-nahy-vuh nt] /kəˈnaɪ vənt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology.
converging, as petals.
Origin of connivent
First recorded in 1635-45, connivent is from the Latin word connīvent- (stem of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre). See connive, -ent
Related forms
subconnivent, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • When upright, if the tips incline inward the lobes are said to be connivent; if inclined outward, they are reflexed, or divergent.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for connivent


(of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc
Derived Forms
connivently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive
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Word Origin and History for connivent

1640s, from Latin conniventem (nominative connivens), present participle of connivere (see connive).

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