[ 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

sub·con·niv·ent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for connivent

  • 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


/ (kəˈnaɪvənt) /


(of parts of plants and animals) touching without being fused, as some petals, insect wings, etc

Derived Forms

connivently, adverb

Word Origin for connivent

C17: from Latin connīvēns, from connīvēre to shut the eyes, connive
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