nounWord forms: plural ˈvittae (ˈvɪti
2. Botany an oil-bearing canal in the pericarp of the fruits of some dicotyledonous plants, as of a plant of the umbel family
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Word origin of 'vitta'
ModL < L, headband, fillet, akin to viere,
to tie, vitis,
vine: see withe