nutritious

[ noo-trish-uhs, nyoo- ]
/ nuˈtrɪʃ əs, nyu- /

adjective

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

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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
/ (njuːˈtrɪʃəs) /

adjective

nourishing, sometimes to a high degree

Derived forms of nutritious

nutritiously, adverbnutritiousness, noun

Word Origin for nutritious

C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse
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Medical definitions for nutritious

nutritious
[ nōō-trĭshəs ]

adj.

Providing nourishment; nourishing.
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