vesta

noun
ves·ta | \ˈve-stə \

Definition of vesta 

1 capitalized : the Roman goddess of the hearth — compare hestia

2 : a short match with a shank of wax-coated threads also : a short wooden match

First Known Use of vesta

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vesta

Latin Vesta

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