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. [1913 Webster]

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  • cernuous — [sʉr′nyo͞o əs, sʉr′no͞oəs] adj. [L cernuus, stooping, head down: for IE base see CEREBELLUM] bending or hanging downward, as a flower or bud …   English World dictionary

  • cernuous — adj. [L. cernuus, facing earthward] Drooping; nodding; pendulous; having the apex more or less bent downward or inclining …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cernuous — /serrn yooh euhs, serr nooh /, adj. Bot. drooping, as a flower; nodding. [1645 55; < L cernuus falling forwards, face down; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cernuous — cer·nu·ous …   English syllables

  • cernuous — /ˈsɜnjuəs/ (say sernyoohuhs) adjective drooping or bowing down, as a flower. {Latin cernuus stooping} …  

  • cernuous —   a. Botany, drooping; hanging …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cernuous — adjective 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, ↑weeping …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of the mosses of Britain and Ireland — This is a list of the mosses of Britain and Ireland:* Abietinella abietina Fir Tamarisk moss * Acaulon muticum Rounded Pygmy moss * Acaulon triquetrum Triangular Pygmy moss * Aloina aloides Common Aloe moss * Aloina ambigua Tall Aloe moss *… …   Wikipedia

  • Helodium blandowii — Taxobox name = Blandow s Feathermoss status = G5 status system = TNC regnum = Plantae divisio = Bryophyta classis = Bryopsida subclassis = Bryidae ordo = Hypnales familia = Helodiaceae genus = Helodium species = H. blandowii binomial = Helodium… …   Wikipedia

  • pendency — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) State of hanging Nouns 1. pendency, dependency, dependence, pendulousness, pendulosity, pensility; droop[ing], sag[ging], suspension, hanging, overhang. 2. pendant, drop, earring, eardrop, lavaliere,… …   English dictionary for students

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