cernuous

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cer·nu·ous

 (sûr′nyo͞o-əs)
adj. Botany
Nodding; drooping.

[From Latin cernuus, bowing forward.]
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cernuous

(ˈsɜːnjʊəs)
adj
(Botany) botany (of some flowers or buds) drooping
[C17: from Latin cernuus leaning forwards, of obscure origin]
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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"
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