- providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.
Origin of nutritious
Examples from the Web for nutritiousness
Historical Examples of nutritiousness
In determining what food to give an animal, we must consider not bulk alone but the nutritiousness of various sorts.
Its juiciness and nutritiousness are visible in the trumpeter-like cheeks of the well-fed John Bull.
- nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
Word Origin for nutritious
1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.
- Providing nourishment; nourishing.