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Learned borrowing from Latin nūtrīcius.

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nutritious (comparative more nutritious, superlative most nutritious)

  1. (of food or drink) Providing nutrients; healthy to eat.
    Synonyms: nourishing, nutritive
  2. (figurative) Salutary.
    • 1861, Isaac Taylor, The Spirit of the Hebrew Poetry, page 247:
      A cumbrous, circuitous, and often a sophisticative mode of commenting upon the Prophets, and of darkening their meaning, had taken the place of what might have been a nutritious popular instruction.

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