cernuous

[ surn-yoo-uh s, sur-noo- ]
/ ˈsɜrn yu əs, ˈsɜr nu- /

adjective Botany.

drooping, as a flower; nodding.

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Origin of cernuous

1645–55; < Latin cernuus falling forwards, face down; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for cernuous

cernuous
/ (ˈsɜːnjʊəs) /

adjective

botany (of some flowers or buds) drooping

Word Origin for cernuous

C17: from Latin cernuus leaning forwards, of obscure origin
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