solitaria

noun sol·i·tar·ia \ˌsäləˈterēə, -ta(a)r-\

Definition of solitaria

plural

-s

  1. :  a nonmigratory phase occurring in some locusts — compare gregaria

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Origin and Etymology of solitaria

New Latin, from feminine of Latin solitarius solitary


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of solitaria


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