from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Nodding; drooping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; said of a bud, flower, or fruit, or the capsule of a moss.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; -- said of a bud, flower, fruit, or the capsule of a moss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drooping; hanging; having the apex curved or bent down: specifically, in botany, noting less inclination than pendulous; in entomology, said of the head when it is bent down so as to form a right angle with the thorax, as in the crickets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having branches or flower heads that bend downward
As in Cotula y TragopogoH, and moil cernuous flowers.
The first, a Jude Deveraux romance set in 19th-century South Carolina, tries to use video clips to provide atmosphere, with fluttering shots of cernuous willows and Southern manses set to the book’s narration.
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