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noun ves·ta \ˈves-tə\

Definition of vesta

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

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

Origin and Etymology of vesta

Latin Vesta


First Known Use: 14th century


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