stramineous

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin strāmineus, from strāmen (straw).

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stramineous (comparative more stramineous, superlative most stramineous)

  1. Pertaining to or made of straw; having little value, insubstantial.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition I, section 2, member 4, subsection iv:
      Their wits indeed serve them to that sole purpose, to make sport […]; in all other discourse, dry, barren, stramineous, dull and heavy, here lies their genius, in this they alone excel, please themselves and others.
  2. (botany) Straw-coloured.