- Botany. a bristlelike appendage of the spikelets of grains or grasses; an awn.
- Entomology. a prominent bristle on the antenna of some dipterous insects.
Origin of arista
1685–95; < Latin: awn, beard or ear of grain; cf. arête
- Ma·ria·no [mah-ryah-naw] /mɑˈryɑ nɔ/, 1802–55, Mexican general: president of Mexico 1851–53.
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Examples from the Web for arista
Soon after, he took top leadership roles at British record labels including Arista, Phonogram and MCA UK.Piers Morgan’s Comeback Strategy
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Khujo and T did some things, while me and Gipp were signed to Arista Records before it folded under the advisory of L.A. Reid.CeeLo and Goodie Mob on Their Comeback, Kanye West’s ‘Emotional Problems,’ More
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Clive Davis, her mentor at Arista Records, spoke after, followed by Stevie Wonder, who sang "Ribbon in the Sky."Family and Friends Say Goodbye at Whitney Houston’s Funeral
February 18, 2012
Setarious aristate: the dipterous antenna when the arista is simple.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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This roast is very popular in Italy, where they call it arista.The Italian Cook Book
Ampudia hesitated, and General Arista was appointed in his place.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
Your correspondent suggests "arista;" can he support this historically?
Ripley (War with Mexico, i, 140) says that Arista should have reduced the fort.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)
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- a stiff bristle such as the awn of some grasses and cereals
- a bristle-like appendage on the antennae of some insects
C17: from Latin: ear of corn, fishbone
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