Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    History of the piñata

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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