nutritious

[noo-trish-uh s, nyoo-]

adjective

providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.

Nearby words

  1. nutrimental,
  2. nutrition,
  3. nutritional,
  4. nutritionist,
  5. nutritionist's calorie,
  6. nutritiously,
  7. nutritive,
  8. nutritive equilibrium,
  9. nutritively,
  10. nutriture

Origin of nutritious

1655–65; < Latin nūtrītius that suckles, nourishes, variant of nūtrīcius, equivalent to nūtrīci- (stem of nūtrīx) nurse (see nurse) + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)

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British Dictionary definitions for nutritious

nutritious

adjective

nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
Derived Formsnutritiously, adverbnutritiousness, noun

Word Origin for nutritious

C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse

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Word Origin and History for nutritious

nutritious

adj.

1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.

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Medicine definitions for nutritious

nutritious

[nōō-trĭshəs]

adj.

Providing nourishment; nourishing.

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