from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a drooping position; bending with a quick motion: as, a nodding plume; specifically, in botany, having a short bend in the peduncle below the flower, causing the latter to face downward; cernuous.
  • noun The act of one who nods: also used attributively: as, a nodding acquaintance (an acquaintance involving no recognition other than a nod).

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

  • adjective Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward.

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

  • verb Present participle of nod.

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

  • adjective having branches or flower heads that bend downward


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