A Word A Day : Nutritious

Friday, 28th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : noo-trísh-ess

1. containing minerals, vitamins, and other substances that promote health

2. providing nourishment


From Latin nūtrītius - from nūtrīx - nūtrīc - nurse


alimental, alimentative, balanced, beneficial, good, health-giving, healthful, invigorating, nourishing, nutrient, nutrimental, nutritive, salubrious, salutary, strengthening, wholesome


bad, insubstantial, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome

Contextual Examples:

• Not that I prefer pumpkins for food. But I believe they are somewhat nutritious.

• And you never saw me take snuff, the reason being that in my snuff-box I carry a piece of Parmesan cheese - a cheese made in Italy, very nutritious.

• Today We had a good and nutritious meal.

Related Words:

nutritiously: Adverb

nutritiousness: Noun

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