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[vi-min-ee-uh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. of, like, or producing long, flexible shoots.
  2. 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
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Historical Examples of vimineous

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for vimineous


  1. botany rare having, producing, or resembling long flexible shoots
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Word Origin for vimineous

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