[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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- nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
Word Origin for nutritious
C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse
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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