Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A suffix in New Latin (and Italian) nouns, some of which are found in English, as armata.
  • A suffix in New Latin names of zoölogical divisions, properly adjectives, agreeing with animalia understood: as, Articulata, jointed animals; Annulata, ringed animals, etc.
  • n. The name in Bengal, Assam, and other parts of India of the sweet-sop, Anona squamosa. See atis (with cut), *atta, 2, Anona, and sweet-sop.

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Examples

  • This piñata is much manna, only contains oranges and sugar cane.

    History of the piñata

  • Another popular song for hitting the piñata is rooted in the year 1557 when dignitaries of Felipe II toured towns in New Spain.

    History of the piñata

  • Whatever its origins, the piñata is bound to remain as a hugely popular aspect of Mexican Christmas festivities among new generations growing up in the 21st century.

    Piñatas boast deep historical roots

  • The deeper meaning of breaking the piñata is thus considered to be the destruction of evil forces, the victory of good over evil.

    Piñatas boast deep historical roots

  • Covering the eyes of the person who tries to smash the piñata is symbolic of blind faith, which is rewarded with the pleasantries of heaven, represented by the sweets spilled from within the pot.

    Piñatas boast deep historical roots

  • Several days later, after the maché dries, the piñata is either painted or decorated with colorful strips of crepe paper.

    A Piñata tradition

  • The original, traditional shape of the piñata is the six pointed star although today countless forms are in use: animals, plants, flowers, devils etc.

    A Piñata tradition

  • Covering the eyes of the person who tries to break the piñata is symbolic of blind faith.

    Huellas ...debajo de la piñata

  • The first step in making a piñata is to cover a rough clay pot with bits of newspaper and engrudo (a paste made from flour and water).

    Huellas ...debajo de la piñata

  • More than that, the piñata is one of the finest examples of the extraordinary craftsmanship and creativity that so distinguishes Mexico's people.

    Huellas ...debajo de la piñata

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