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[vahy-muh n]
noun, plural vim·i·na [vim-uh-nuh] /ˈvɪm ə nə/. Botany.
  1. a long, flexible shoot of a plant.
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Origin of vimen

From the Latin word vīmen osier, withe, twig
Related formsvim·i·nal [vim-uh-nl] /ˈvɪm ə nl/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The Viminal derives its name from Vimina, signifying osiers, 174 which grew here in large quantities.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

British Dictionary definitions for vimina


noun plural vimina (ˈvɪmɪnə)
  1. botany rare a long flexible shoot that occurs in certain plants
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin: a pliant twig, osier
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