baretta

noun

ba·​ret·​ta
bəˈretə
plural -s
: a rutaceous evergreen shrub (Helietta parvifolia) of Texas with opposite trifoliolate leaves and purple flowers

Word History

Etymology

modification of Mexican Spanish barreta, from Spanish barreta, barrete cap, biretta, from Catalan barret, from Provençal berret

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“Baretta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baretta. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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