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arista

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noun aris·ta \ə-ˈris-tə\

Definition of arista

plural aristaeplay \-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī\ or aristas

  1. :  a bristlelike structure or appendage

aristateplay \-ˌtāt\ adjective


Origin of arista

New Latin, from Latin, beard of grain


First Known Use: 1691

Rhymes with arista


Learn More about arista

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "arista"


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