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vitta

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noun vit·ta \ˈvi-tə\

Definition of vitta

plural

vittae

play \ˈvi-tē, ˈvi-ˌtē, ˈvi-ˌtī\
  1. 1 :  stripe, streak

  2. 2 :  one of the oil tubes in the fruits of plants of the carrot family



Origin and Etymology of vitta

New Latin, from Latin, fillet; akin to Latin viēre to plait — more at wire


First Known Use: 1819


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