noun, plural cos·tae [kos-tee, kaw-stee] /ˈkɒs ti, ˈkɔ sti/.
- Also called costal vein. a vein, usually marginal, in the anterior portion of the wing of certain insects.
- Also called costal margin. the anterior edge or border of the wing of certain insects.
Origin of costa
Definition for costa (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for costa
President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias laid a calming hand on 1980s El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize|P. J. O’Rourke|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Switzerland, New Zealand, and Costa Rica cannot hold back the New Chaos.
And Costa Rica, for a host of historical reasons, has always been more stable than its neighbors.
But even the Costa Concordia tragedy has its own subtle racism.
None of this is to say that the wreck and salvage of the Costa Concordia should have received less attention.
Some living individuals from Costa Rica and all those seen alive from Nicaragua have a tint of pale blue on the flanks.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
Near the middle of the wing, but nearer the costa than the inner margin, are two whitish spots that resemble the figure 8.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
He finally got permission from Costa Rica to establish his experimental station.Secret Armies|John L. Spivak
A violent earthquake occurred in Costa Rica on the 8th of March.
Neel blinked twice at Costa before his equation-fogged brain assimilated an immediate and personal factor.The K-Factor|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
British Dictionary definitions for costa
noun plural -tae (-tiː)
Word Origin for costa
Word Origin and History for costa
Spanish costa "coast," from same Latin source as English coast (n.). Used in Britain from 1960s in jocular formations (costa geriatrica, costa del crime, etc.) in imitation of the names of Spanish tourist destinations.