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From Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor (“remember”), from re- (“again”) + min-, base of me-min-isse (“to remember, think over”), akin to mens (“mind”); see mental, mind, etc. Reminiscent is not connected with remember.
reminiscent (comparative more reminiscent, superlative most reminiscent)
- of, or relating to reminiscence
- suggestive of an earlier event or times
- tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4-5
- The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
- Remembering; undergoing reminiscence.
- Sir W. Hamilton
- Some other state of existence, of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.
of, or relating to reminiscence
suggestive of an earlier event or times
tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
remembering; undergoing reminiscence
reminiscent (plural reminiscents)
- One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.