costa

noun
cos·ta | \ˈkä-stə \
plural costae\ˈkä-(ˌ)stē, -ˌstī \

Definition of costa 

(Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a part (such as the midrib of a leaf or the anterior vein of an insect wing) that resembles a rib

Costa

biographical name
Cos·ta | \ˈkȯsh-tə \

Definition of Costa (Entry 2 of 2)

Antonio (Luis Santos da) 1961–     prime minister of Portugal (2015–  )

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Other Words from costa

Noun

costal \ˈkä-stᵊl \ adjective

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While Barcelona is a vibrant attraction for short breaks, most of the country’s visitors head to its famous costas and islands such as Majorca and Lanzarote. Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg.com, "Spanish Tourism to Weather Barcelona as Terror Becomes the Norm," 18 Aug. 2017 COSTA MESA CONFIRMS The Chargers and Costa Mesa city officials confirmed the team will lease part of The Hive, 3333 S. Susan St., and 3.2 nearby acres to use as its headquarters while looking for a permanent location. Orange County Register, "Chargers dealing with complicated emotions after move to L.A.," 13 Jan. 2017 COSTA MESA Posing as dead crocodiles, complete with fake blood, two PETA activists held a protest in front of South Coast Plaza’s Louis Vuitton store Friday, urging shoppers not to purchase products made from the reptile. Louis Casiano Jr., Orange County Register, "PETA urges South Coast Plaza shoppers to stop buying Louis Vuitton products made from crocodiles," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of costa

Noun

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for costa

Noun

Latin — more at coast

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The first known use of costa was in 1565

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costa

noun
cos·ta | \ˈkäs-tə \
plural costae\-(ˌ)tē, -ˌtī \

Medical Definition of costa 

: rib

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