from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, an awn (which see).
- noun In zoology, an awn or tactile filament at the end of the antenna of an insect, as in some Diptera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) An awn.
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- noun biology the
fibrilsfound on grainsor fishes.
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- noun bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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,
_Antennæ_ parvæ; articulus tertius longiconicus; arista plumosa.
Aristiform: of the form or appearance of an arista.
Aristate: Diptera; that type of antennae that bears an arista: = athericerous.
_ 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.
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.