American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bristlelike part or appendage, such as the awn of grains and grasses or the process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, an awn (which see).
- n. In zoology, an awn or tactile filament at the end of the antenna of an insect, as in some Diptera.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An awn.
- n. bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
- Latin, beard of grain, spike. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Your correspondent suggests "arista;" can he support this historically?”
“Artusi ' s recipe for arista roast loin of pork, for instance, explains that its name derives from a form of the Greek word for " good, " used by Eastern Orthodox bishops to praise the dish when it was served to them during the 16th-century Council of Florence.”
“Ut lignum uri natum, arista secari, sic homines mori.”
“Aristiform: of the form or appearance of an arista.”
“Aristate: Diptera; that type of antennae that bears an arista: = athericerous.”
“The _fourth glume_ is hyaline, as long as the third glume, 2-fid at the tip, awnless with a very minute arista in the cleft or not, paleate with two stamens; _palea_ narrow and hyaline.”
“_Antennæ_ capite transverso breviores; articuli breves, transversi; arista longa, gracilis, filiformis.”
“_Antennæ_ parvæ; articulus tertius longiconicus; arista plumosa.”
“Head testaceous; antennæ testaceous, third joint short, conical; arista plumose; abdomen deep black; legs testaceous; femora black; wings limpid white, with three broad blackish stripes, the second emitting a branch from its outer side to the costa,”
“_ Nigro-viridis; capite antennisque testaceis, articulo tertio brevi, arista plumosa; abdomine atro; pedibus testaceis, femoribus nigris; alis albo limpidis, strigis duabus apiceque nigro-cinereis, fasciis tribus satis nigricantibus; halteribus albis.”
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