[ad_1] noun, plural a·ris·tae [uhris-tee] /əˈrɪs ti/.
  1. Botany. a bristlelike appendage of the spikelets of grains or grasses; an awn.
  2. Entomology. a prominent bristle on the antenna of some dipterous insects.


  1. Ma·ria·no [mah-ryah-naw] /mɑˈryɑ nɔ/, 1802–55, Mexican general: president of Mexico 1851–53.

noun plural -tae (-tiː)

  1. a stiff bristle such as the awn of some grasses and cereals
  2. a bristle-like appendage on the antennae of some insects

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