a southern African bushy shrub, Carissa grandiflora, of the dogbane family, having forked spines, white flowers, and egg-shaped, red berries.
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.
[ney-tey-shuh n, na-] /neɪˈteɪ ʃən, næ-/ noun 1. an act or the skill of swimming. /nəˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. a formal or literary word for swimming See swimming n. 1650s, from Latin natationem (nominative natatio), noun of action from past participle stem of natare “to swim” (see natant).