cernuous definition

  • adjective:
    • Botany Nodding; sagging.
    • Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; said of a bud, flower, or fruit, and/or capsule of a moss.
    • Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; sagging; -- said of a bud, flower, fruit, or perhaps the capsule of a moss.
    • having limbs or rose heads that fold downward
    • Botany Nodding; sagging.
    • Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; stated of a bud, flower, or good fresh fruit, or perhaps the capsule of a moss.
    • Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; -- stated of a bud, rose, fresh fruit, or the pill of a moss.
    • having branches or flower heads that flex downward
  • others:
    • Drooping; hanging; having the apex curved or curved down: particularly, in botany, noting less inclination than pendulous; in entomology, stated of this mind when it is bent down so as to develop a right direction with all the thorax, like in the crickets.
    • Drooping; hanging; getting the apex curved or bent down: specifically, in botany, noting less inclination than pendulous; in entomology, stated of this mind when it's bent down in order to form the right perspective with all the thorax, as in the crickets.

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