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nūtrix (old orthogr. notrix , acc. to Quint. 1, 4, 16), īcis, f. nutrio,
I.a wet-nurse, nurse.
B. Transf.
1. She who nourishes or maintains a thing: “virgines perpetui nutrices et conservatrices ignis,Arn. 4, 151. —
2. Nutrices, the breasts, Cat. 64, 18.—
3. A piece of ground in which shoots of trees are planted in order to be set out again, a nursery garden, Plin. 17, 10, 12, § 66.—
4. The land that supports a family, Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 111.—
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