arista

noun
aris·​ta | \ ə-ˈri-stə How to pronounce arista (audio) \
plural aristae\ ə-​ˈri-​(ˌ)stē How to pronounce arista (audio) , -​ˌstī \ or aristas

Definition of arista

: a bristlelike structure or appendage

Other Words from arista

aristate \ ə-​ˈri-​ˌstāt How to pronounce arista (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of arista

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arista

New Latin, from Latin, beard of grain

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“Arista.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arista. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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