vimineous

adjective vi·min·e·ous \ və̇ˈminēəs \

Definition of vimineous

1 obsolete :woven of pliant twigs
  • a vimineous texture like a birdcage
  • —Richard Tomlinson
2 :of or producing long slender twigs or shoots
  • a shrub of vimineous habit

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Origin and Etymology of vimineous

Latin vimineus, from vimin-, vimen pliant twig, withe + -eus -eous; akin to Latin viēre to plait


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