Definition of nutant in English:

nutant

adjective

Botany
  • Nodding; pendulous.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor. From classical Latin nūtant-, nūtāns, present participle of nūtāre to nod, extended form of -nuere.

Pronunciation

nutant

/ˈnjuːt(ə)nt/