Definition of "testa" [testa]

  • The often thick or hard outer coat of a seed. (noun)
  • A hard protective outer layer of the seeds of flowering plants; seed coat (noun)

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Use "testa" in a sentence
  • "For instance, the Latin word testa once meant a pot, and became slang for "head," something like the word "noggin" in English."
  • "Her testa is very big and she has a horrible xipála … (ugly face in portuguese) chris brown its very ugly too …"
  • "Early Latin had the word testa ` a jug 'which became a Roman slang word for ` the head' and eventually the standard word for the organ in several Romance tongues."