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cernuous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cernuous  \Cer"nu*ous\,  a.  [L.  cernuus  with  the  face  turned 
  toward  the  earth.]  (Bot.) 
  Inclining  or  nodding  downward;  pendulous;  drooping;  --  said 
  of  a  bud,  flower,  fruit,  or  the  capsule  of  a  moss. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cernuous 
  adj  :  (biology)  having  branches  or  flower  heads  that  bend 
  downward;  "nodding  daffodils";  "the  pendulous  branches 
  of  a  weeping  willow";  "lilacs  with  drooping  panicles  of 
  fragrant  flowers"  [syn:  {drooping},  {nodding},  {pendulous}] 




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