a spiny shrub, Strychnos spinosa, of the logania family, of central and southern Africa, having yellowish-white flowers and edible, berrylike, yellow fruit.
noun 1. a southern African bushy shrub, Carissa grandiflora, of the dogbane family, having forked spines, white flowers, and egg-shaped, red berries. 2. the fruit of this shrub.
[neyt-nt] /ˈneɪt nt/ adjective 1. swimming; floating. 2. Botany. floating on water, as the leaf of an aquatic plant. /ˈneɪtənt/ adjective 1. (of aquatic plants) floating on the water 2. (rare) floating or swimming adj. 1707, from Latin natantem, present participle of natare “to swim,” frequentative of nare “to swim” (see natatorium).
[nuh-tah-shuh] /nəˈtɑ ʃə/ noun 1. a female given name, Russian form of . fem. proper name, from Russian pet form of Natalya (see Natalie).
[nuh-tash-kwuh n] /nəˈtæʃ kwən/ noun 1. a river in Labrador and Quebec, E Canada, flowing S to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 241 miles (388 km) long.