testa

noun

tes·​ta ˈte-stə How to pronounce testa (audio)
plural testae ˈte-ˌstē How to pronounce testa (audio)
-ˌstī
: the hard external coating or integument of a seed

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, shell

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of testa was in 1796

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“Testa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testa. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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testa

noun

tes·​ta ˈtes-tə How to pronounce testa (audio)
plural testae -ˌtē How to pronounce testa (audio)
-ˌtī
: the hard outer coat of a seed

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