aris·​ta ə-ˈri-stə How to pronounce arista (audio)
plural aristae ə-ˈri-(ˌ)stē How to pronounce arista (audio)
or aristas
: a bristlelike structure or appendage
aristate adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, beard of grain

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arista was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Arista.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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