Definition of pensile in English:

pensile

Syllabification: pen·sile
Pronunciation: /ˈpenˌsīl, -sil
 
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adjective

  • Hanging down; pendulous: pensile nests
    More example sentences
    • Hanging aloes are adapted to a pensile life.
    • The differences are not so much in the exterior appearance of the pensile gardens as in the technical solutions.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin pensilis, from the verb pendere 'hang'.

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