nutritious

[noo-trish-uhs, nyoo-]
adjective
providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin nūtrītius that suckles, nourishes, variant of nūtrīcius, equivalent to nūtrīci- (stem of nūtrīx) nurse (see nurse) + -us adj. suffix (see -ous)

nutritiously, adverb
nutritiousness, noun
nonnutritious, adjective
nonnutritiously, adverb
nonnutritiousness, noun
subnutritious, adjective
subnutritiously, adverb
subnutritiousness, noun
unnutritious, adjective
unnutritiously, adverb
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nutritious (njuːˈtrɪʃəs)
 
adj
nourishing, sometimes to a high degree
 
[C17: from Latin nūtrīcius nourishing, from nūtrix a nurse]
 
nu'tritiously
 
adv
 
nu'tritiousness
 
n

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nutritious nu·tri·tious (nōō-trĭsh'əs, nyōō-)
adj.
Providing nourishment; nourishing.

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Example sentences
It is nutritious high in energy-producing carbohydrates and low in fat.
There's simply not enough fresh water, nutritious food, or arable land to go
  around.
Bacteria can swim and swarm, and left to their own devices on nutritious petri
  dishes some species will form remarkable patterns.
When a school lunch is nutritious and tasty, it's one of the best health
  bargains around.
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