Rimous \Rim"ous\, a. Rimose. [1913 Webster]

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  • rimous — raɪməʊs adj. full of cracks or crevices (also rimose) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rimous — ri·mous …   English syllables

  • rimous — adjective see rimose …   Useful english dictionary

  • rimose — rimosely, adv. rimosity /ruy mos i tee/, n. /ruy mohs, ruy mohs /, adj. full of crevices, chinks, or cracks. Also, rimous /ruy meuhs/. [1720 30; < L rimosus full of cracks, equiv. to rim(a) cleft, crack, chink + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rimose — adj. full of cracks or crevices (also rimous) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cavernous — adj 1. deep set, hollow, sunken, yawning, retreating, abysmal; concave, depressed, hollowed out, indented; pitted, crannied, furrowed, honeycombed, rimous, faveolate, alveolate. 2. hollow sounding, rumbling, sepulchral; resonant, deep toned, deep …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rima —   n. (pl. mae ) narrow fissure.    ♦ rima oris, space between lips.    ♦ rimal, a.    ♦ rimose,    ♦ rimous, a. having many rimae.    ♦ rimulose, a. having many small rimae.    ♦ rimate, a. having rima …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rimose — [rīməsrī′mōs΄, rī mōs′] adj. [L rimosus < rima, chink, fissure < IE base * rei , to slit, cut > RIVE, REAP] full of cracks, fissures, or crevices: also rimous [rīməs] rimosely adv. rimosity [rīmäs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • rimose — adj. (also rimous) esp. Bot. full of chinks or fissures. Etymology: L rimosus f. rima chink …   Useful english dictionary

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