[noo-trish-uh s, nyoo-]
- providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.
Origin of nutritious
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Examples from the Web for 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
C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse
Word Origin and History for nutritiousness
1660s, from Latin nutricius "that which nourishes, nurses," from nutrix (genitive nutricis) "a nurse," from nutrire (see nourish). Related: Nutritiously.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Providing nourishment; nourishing.
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