with the top bent downward; drooping; nodding: said of plants
Origin of nutantClassical Latin nutans, present participle of nutare, to nod, frequentative of nuere: for Indo-European base see nudge
(comparative more nutant, superlative most nutant)
- (of bodily organs and flowers) nodding, drooping
From nūtāns (“nodding”), present active participle of nūtō (“nod, signal”).