adjective \n-ˈtri-shəs, ny-\

: having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth

Full Definition of NUTRITIOUS

nu·tri·tious·ly adverb
nu·tri·tious·ness noun

Examples of NUTRITIOUS

  1. The food was both nutritious and delicious.
  2. <opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar>


Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish
First Known Use: 1665


adjective \n(y)-ˈtrish-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NUTRITIOUS

: providing nourishment


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