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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Converging and touching but not fused, as stamens or an insect's wings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Forbearing to see; intentionally inattentive.
  • adj. Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive.
  • adj. Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conniving; wilfully blind or tolerant.
  • In natural history, having a gradually inward direction; converging; coming in contact: as, the connivent wings of an insect, or petals of a flower.

Etymologies

Latin connīvēns, connīvent-, present participle of connīvēre, to be tightly closed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin connivens, present participle. (Wiktionary)

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