vestiture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin vestitura, from Latin vestire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɛstɪstjʊə/, /ˈvɛstitʃə/

Noun[edit]

vestiture (countable and uncountable, plural vestitures)

  1. (biology) The hairs of plants, invertebrates and other non-mammalian organisms, taken as a whole.
    • 2013, Adam Slipinski, Australian Beetles Volume 1: Morphology, Classification and Keys[1]:
      Phycosecids are small, ovate, convex beetles with a prognathous head, partly covered by a semicircular projection of the pronotum and a dorsal vestiture of whitish scales or scalelike setae.
  2. (rare) Investiture (of a person with a specific role, powers etc.).
  3. (literary or archaic) Clothes, clothing.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill, published 1972, page 41:
      Toward the end of the second album the photography burst into color to celebrate the vivid vestiture of her adolescent molts.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vestiture f

  1. plural of vestitura

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

vestītūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of vestītūrus