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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History and Etymology for vimineous

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

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“Vimineous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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