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 for cernuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cernuous \Cer"nu*ous\, a. [L. cernuus with the face turned
     toward the earth.] (Bot.)
     Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; -- said
     of a bud, flower, fruit, or the capsule of a moss.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having branches or flower heads that bend downward;
             "nodding daffodils"; "the pendulous branches of a weeping
             willow"; "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant
             flowers" [syn: cernuous, drooping, nodding,
             pendulous, weeping]

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