adjective vit·tate \ˈviˌtāt\

Definition of vittate

  1. 1 :  bearing or containing vittae

  2. 2 :  striped longitudinally

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of vittate

Latin vittatus having a fillet, from vitta fillet + -atus -ate

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up vittate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!