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vimineous

[ vi-min-ee-uhs ]
/ vɪˈmɪn i əs /
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adjective Botany.
of, like, or producing long, flexible shoots.
of or made of twigs.
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Origin of vimineous

1645–55; <Latin vīmineus made of osiers, equivalent to vīmin- (stem of vīmen) osier + -eus-eous

Words nearby vimineous

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How to use vimineous in a sentence

  • Likewise to make carts, because it is exceeding light; for vine, and hop-props, and divers vimineous works.

  • Vimineous, producing slender twigs, such as those used for wicker-work.

British Dictionary definitions for vimineous

vimineous
/ (vɪˈmɪnɪəs) /

adjective
botany rare having, producing, or resembling long flexible shoots

Word Origin for vimineous

C17: from Latin vīmineus made of osiers, from vīmen flexible shoot
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