arista

noun
aris·​ta | \ ə-ˈris-tə How to pronounce arista (audio) \
plural aristae\ -​(ˌ)tē How to pronounce aristae (audio) , -​ˌtī \ or aristas

Definition of arista

: a bristlelike structure or appendage

Other Words from arista

aristate \ -​ˌtāt How to pronounce aristate (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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aristapedia

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