noun (plural vittae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, fillet; akin to Latin viēre to plait — more at wire Date: 1819 1. stripe, streak 2. one of the oil tubes in the fruits of plants of the carrot family

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  • VITTA — an quod eâ pectus vinciatur, instar vitis ligantis, Isidor. fascia fuit, quâ caput vinciretur. Perotto. Sic Rosinus, capitis ornamenta muliebris, Vittas vocat, quibus illae capillos colligabant, ex Ovidio, l. 1. Met. v. 477. Vitta coercebat… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Vitta — Vit ta, n.; pl. {Vitt[ae]}. [L. vitta ribbon, fillet.] 1. (Bot.) One of the oil tubes in the fruit of umbelliferous plants. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A band, or stripe, of color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vitta — (lat.), 1) Band, womit die Römer Kränze, Blumen etc. umwanden; 2) Kopfbinde od. kurzer Schleier der Frauenzimmer, bes. der Vestalinnen; 3) Bänder, welche die Hülfeflehenden trugen; 4) die Schafhaut des Embryo; 5) Binde, unter der äußeren Haut der …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vitta — Vitta, eine Art Kopfbedeckung, s. Inful …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • vitta — [vit′ə] n. pl. vittae [vit′ē] [ModL < L, headband, fillet, akin to viere, to tie, vitis, vine: see WITHE] 1. Biol. a band or streak of color 2. Bot. an oil bearing canal in the pericarp of the fruits of some dicotyledonous plants, as of a… …   English World dictionary

  • vitta — n.; pl. tae [L. vitta, band] A broad stripe or band; see fascia, frontal vitta; vittate adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • vitta — vìt·ta s.f. 1a. TS stor. in Roma antica, benda decorata che le matrone e le vestali portavano attorno al capo per sostenere l acconciatura 1b. TS stor. benda con cui si cingevano la fronte i sacerdoti pagani durante il sacrificio o con cui si… …   Dizionario italiano

  • vitta — /vit euh/, n., pl. vittae /vit ee/. 1. Bot. a tube or receptacle for oil, occurring in the fruits of most plants of the parsley family. 2. Zool., Bot. a streak or stripe, as of color. [1685 95; < L: ribbon, fillet, akin to viere to weave… …   Universalium

  • vitta — noun a) A longitudinal stripe b) An oil tube in the fruit of some plants …   Wiktionary

  • vitta — pl.f. vitte …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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