nutant

adjective

nu·​tant
ˈn(y)ütᵊnt
: drooping, nodding
the equestrian statue … rode under the nutant treesMalcolm Lowry

Word History

Etymology

Latin nutant-, nutans, present participle of nutare to nod, sway

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“Nutant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutant. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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