What is another word for testa?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛstə] (IPA)

Testa is a term that refers to the outer layer of a seed or the shell that encases a nut. Synonyms that can be used for "testa" include seed coat, outer integument, husk, shell, hull, and skin. The seed coat is the outermost layer of a seed and acts as a protective shield against external factors such as moisture, pests, and physical damage. The husk, shell, and hull have a similar function, and they are typically discarded when the seeds or nuts are consumed. The skin is also a protective outer layer of some seeds and nuts, but it is edible and often left intact when being eaten.

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What are the hypernyms for Testa?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Testa

The testa of the seed bears no down, and may be divided into two parts.
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The Italians make use of the terms Voce di Petto and Voce di testa to signify two kinds of voice, of which the first is the best.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I."
R. Dodsley
I called on the Abbe testa Grossa, whom I had known at Venice in 1753. Although he was a man of low extraction he had a keen wit.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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