vitta

noun
vit·​ta | \ ˈvi-tə How to pronounce vitta (audio) \
plural vittae\ ˈvi-​tē , ˈvi-​ˌtē How to pronounce vitta (audio) , ˈvi-​ˌtī How to pronounce vitta (audio) \

Definition of vitta

1 : stripe, streak
2 : one of the oil tubes in the fruits of plants of the carrot family

First Known Use of vitta

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vitta

New Latin, from Latin, fillet; akin to Latin viēre to plait — more at wire

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“Vitta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitta. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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