Pronunciation: (u-ris'tu), [key]
—pl. -taePronunciation: (-tē). [key]
1. Bot.a bristlelike appendage of the spikelets of grains or grasses; an awn.
2. Entomol.a prominent bristle on the antenna of some dipterous insects.
Pronunciation: (ä-rēs'tä), [key]
Ma•ria•no Pronunciation: (mä-ryä'nô), [key] 1802–55, Mexican general: president of Mexico 1851–53.
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