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

  • adj. Providing nourishment; nourishing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Providing nutrients; healthy to eat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nourishing; promoting growth, or preventing decay; alimental.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or contributing nutriment or nourishment; capable of promoting the growth or repairing the waste of organic bodies; nourishing: as, nutritious substances; nutritious food.
  • Synonyms See list under nourishing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or providing nourishment

Etymologies

From Latin nūtrītius, from nūtrīx, nūtrīc-, nurse; see nurse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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