nutant

[ noot-nt, nyoot- ]
/ ˈnut nt, ˈnyut- /

adjective Botany.

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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British Dictionary definitions for nutant

nutant
/ (ˈnjuːtənt) /

adjective

botany having the apex hanging downnutant flowers

Word Origin for nutant

C18: from Latin nūtāre to nod
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