testa

noun
tes·ta | \ ˈte-stə \
plural testae\ˈte-ˌstē, -ˌstī \

Definition of testa 

: the hard external coating or integument of a seed

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DeMaria reminded the board that alternate testa are supposed to look different and have different results. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, ""Errors" could unfairly force some Ohio students to repeat third grade, school officials warn (video)," 12 July 2017 The testa makes no effort to disguise its origins as a pig’s head. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, "Jonathan Gold says Rossoblu may make you wish you knew a Bolognese grandmother," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of testa

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for testa

New Latin, from Latin, shell

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