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

  • adj. Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks.
  • adj. Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


Latin rīmōsus, from rīma, fissure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rimosus, from rima "fissure, crevice". (Wiktionary)



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