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)
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: one of the oil tubes in the fruits of plants of the carrot family

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vitta was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Vitta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitta. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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