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From Latin strāmineus, from strāmen (straw).



stramineous (comparative more stramineous, superlative most stramineous)

  1. Pertaining to or made of straw; having little value, insubstantial.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 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.