Meaning of arista

a•ris•ta

Pronunciation: (u-ris'tu), [key]
— pl. -tae
  1. a bristlelike appendage of the spikelets of grains or grasses; an awn.
  2. a prominent bristle on the antenna of some dipterous insects.

A•ris•ta

Pronunciation: (ä-rēs'tä), [key]
  1. 1802–55, Mexican general: president of Mexico 1851–53.
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