What does the word nutriment mean?

Usage examples for nutriment

  1. The stem- cured grass which generally furnished adequate nutriment had been largely consumed by the grasshoppers. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. That suggests that to an ambitious young sapling it offers little nutriment, but the pines, at least, seem to thrive on it. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis