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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Costa  \Cos"ta\  (k[o^]s"t[.a]),  n.  [L.,  rib.  See  {Coast}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  rib  of  an  animal  or  a  human  being 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  rib  or  vein  of  a  leaf,  especially  the  midrib. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  anterior  rib  in  the  wing  of  an  insect. 
  b  One  of  the  riblike  longitudinal  ridges  on  the  exterior 
  of  many  corals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  costa 
  n  1:  a  riblike  part  of  a  plant  or  animal  (such  as  a  middle  rib  of 
  a  leaf  or  a  thickened  vein  of  an  insect  wing) 
  2:  any  of  24  curved  arches  of  bone  extending  from  the  spine  to 
  or  toward  the  sternum  in  man  and  a  similar  bone  in  most 
  vertebrates  [syn:  {rib}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Costa,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25051 




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