Stramineous Stra*min"e*ous, a. [L. stramineus, fr. stramen straw, fr. sternere, stratum, to spread out, to strew.] 1. Strawy; consisting of straw. --Robinson. [1913 Webster]

2. Chaffy; like straw; straw-colored. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

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