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nutant

[noot-nt, nyoot-] /ˈnut nt, ˈnyut-/
adjective, Botany
1.
drooping; nodding.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin nūtant- (stem of nūtāns), present participle of nūtāre to nod repeatedly. See nutation, -ant
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nutant

/ˈnjuːtənt/
adjective
1.
(botany) having the apex hanging down: nutant flowers
Word Origin
C18: from Latin nūtāre to nod
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