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adj. Botany
Nodding; drooping.

[From Latin cernuus, bowing forward.]


(Botany) botany (of some flowers or buds) drooping
[C17: from Latin cernuus leaning forwards, of obscure origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cernuous - having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
unerect - not upright in position or posture
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You merit all the applause if you can spell 'Erysipelas' or 'Auslaut' or 'Cernuous' or 'Pendeloque' without breaking a sweat - more so if you're barely a teen.