Vimineous
Vimineous Vi*min"e*ous (?; 277), a. [L. vimineus, fr. vimen pliant twig.] 1. Of or pertaining to twigs; made of pliant twigs. ``In the hive's vimineous dome.'' --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Producing long, slender twigs or shoots. [1913 Webster]


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  • vimineous — /vi min ee euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. of, like, or producing long, flexible shoots. 2. of or made of twigs. [1645 55; < L vimineus made of osiers, equiv. to vimin (s. of vimen) osier + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • vimineous — vi·min·e·ous …   English syllables

  • vimineous — /vəˈmɪniəs/ (say vuh mineeuhs) adjective Botany 1. of, like, or producing long, flexible shoots. 2. of or made of twigs. {Latin vīmineus made of twigs} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vimineous — adj. Bot. of or producing twigs or shoots. Etymology: L vimineus f. vimen viminis osier …   Useful english dictionary

  • vimen —   n. (pl. mina ) long thin branch or twig.    ♦ vimineous, a. pertaining to or made of twigs …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vimen — [vī′men] n. pl. vimina [vim′ə nə] [L, an osier, twig, akin to viere, to bend, twist < IE base * wei > WITHE, WIRE] Bot. a long, flexible shoot or branch vimineous [vi min′ē əs] adj. viminal [vim′ə nəl] …   English World dictionary

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