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[noot-nt, nyoot-]
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adjective Botany.
  1. drooping; nodding.
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Origin of nutant

1745–55; < Latin nūtant- (stem of nūtāns), present participle of nūtāre to nod repeatedly. See nutation, -ant
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Related Words

limp, enervated, flaccid, lackadaisical, languid, lethargic, languorous, cernuous, nutant

British Dictionary definitions for nutant


  1. botany having the apex hanging downnutant flowers
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin nūtāre to nod
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