[ kuh-nahy-vuhnt ]

adjectiveBotany, Zoology.
  1. converging, as petals.

Origin of connivent

First recorded in1635–45, connivent is from the Latin word connīvent- (stem of connīvēns, present participle of connīvēre). See connive, -ent

Other words from connivent

  • sub·con·niv·ent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for connivent


/ (kəˈnaɪvənt) /

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

Origin of connivent

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

Derived forms of connivent

  • connivently, adverb

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