reminiscent

[rem-uh-nis-uhnt]
adjective
1.
awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually followed by of ): His style of writing is reminiscent of Melville's.
2.
characterized by or of the nature of reminiscence.
3.
given to reminiscence: a reminiscent old sailor.

Origin:
1755–65; < Latin reminiscent- (stem of reminiscēns) remembering, present participle of reminiscī, equivalent to re- re- + -minisc(ī) (inceptive v., derivative of the base of mēns mind) + -ent- -ent

reminiscently, adverb
unreminiscent, adjective
unreminiscently, adverb
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reminiscent (ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsənt)
 
adj (foll by of)
1.  stimulating memories (of) or comparisons (with)
2.  characterized by reminiscence
3.  (of a person) given to reminiscing
 
[C18: from Latin reminiscī to call to mind, from re- + mēns mind]
 
remi'niscently
 
adv

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reminiscent
1765, from L. reminiscentem, prp. of reminisci (see reminiscence).
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Example sentences
These unique abodes are less tent and more reminiscent of a room at a luxury
  resort.
Rustic cabins are reminiscent of traditional summer cottages.
He prefers combining a half-dozen kinds in pots, blending tone-on-tone patterns
  reminiscent of brocades.
Oils may have have a slightly bitter flavor, reminiscent of raw artichokes, but
  they shouldn't be harsh.
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