Botany. having aristae; awned.
Zoology. tipped with a bristle.

Nearby words

  1. aristarch,
  2. aristarchus,
  3. aristarchus of samos,
  4. aristarchus of samothrace,
  5. aristarchy,
  6. aristide,
  7. aristide, jean-bertrand,
  8. aristides,
  9. aristippus,
  10. aristo

Origin of aristate

First recorded in 1830–40, aristate is from the Late Latin word aristātus awned. See arista, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019