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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Converging and touching but not fused, as the stamens in certain flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive.
  • adjective (Biol.) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin connīvēns, connīvent-, present participle of connīvēre, to be tightly closed.]

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Latin connivens, present participle.

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