vitta [vit-uh] /ˈvɪt ə/ Show IPA
, pluralvittae [vit-ee] /ˈvɪt i/ Show IPA
Botany. a tube or receptacle for oil, occurring in the fruits of most plants of the parsley family.
Zoology, Botany. a streak or stripe, as of color.
1685–95; < Latin: ribbon, fillet, akin to viēre to weave together