Prom"i*nent (?), a. [L.
prominens, -entis, p. pr. of prominere to jut
out, to project; pro before, forward + minere (in comp.)
to jut, project: cf. F. prominent. See Imminent,
1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the
line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a
prominent figure on a vase.
2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to
attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a
prominent feature of the face; a prominent
3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a
Prominent' moth (Zoöl.), any moth
of the family Notodontidæ; a notodontian; -- so called
because the larva has a hump or prominence on its back. Several of the
species are injurious to fruit trees.