awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually followed by of ): His style of writing is reminiscent of Melville's.
Origin: 1755–65; Related forms
< Latin reminiscent-
(stem of reminiscēns
) remembering, present participle of reminiscī,
equivalent to re- re-
) (inceptive v., derivative of the base of mēns mind
) + -ent- -ent