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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of chinks, clefts, or crevices; chinky, like the bark of a tree: specifically said, in entomology, of the sculpture of insects when the surface shows many minute narrow and generally parallel excavations. Also rimous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks.
  • adjective (Nat. Hist.) Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a surface covered with cracks, fissures, or crevices.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin rīmōsus, from rīma, fissure.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin rimosus, from rima "fissure, crevice".

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