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Meaning of PENDULOUS

Pronunciation:  'penjulus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (biology) having branches or flower heads that bend downward; "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

PENDULOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: cernuous, drooping, nodding, unerect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pen"du*lous\, a. [L. pendulus, fr. pendere to hang.
Cf. {Pendant}, and cf. {Pendulum}.]
1. Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging. --Shak.
   ``The pendulous round earth.'' --Milton.

2. Wavering; unstable; doubtful. [R.] ``A pendulous state of
   mind.'' --Atterbury.

3. (Bot.) Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a
   recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper
   part of the ovary.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Drooping; of ovules, attached at the top of the ovary and hanging downwards from an apical placenta.
Thesaurus Terms
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