divisa

noun di·vi·sa \ də̇ˈvēsə , -ēzə \

Definition of divisa

plural -s
: colored ribbons denoting the breeder that are attached by a barb to a bull's withers as it enters the bullfighting arena

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of divisa

Spanish, literally, emblem, heraldic device, from feminine of diviso (obsolete past participle of dividir to divide), from Latin divisus


Learn More about divisa

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of divisa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up divisa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!