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arista

a·ris·ta

arista

 
pronunciation:
rI st
part of speech: noun
inflections: aristae, aristas
definition 1: a bristlelike appendage on the spikelets of certain grains and grasses; awn.
definition 2: a prominent bristle that extends from the antenna of certain dipterous insects and regulates speed.
derivation: aristate (adj.)