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Lucio costa

[kaw-stuh] /ˈkɔ stə/

Lúcio [loo-syoo] /ˈlu syu/ (Show IPA), 1902–98, Brazilian architect, chief designer of Brasilia.
noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
the technical name for rib1 (sense 1)
a riblike part, such as the midrib of a plant leaf

Spanish costa “coast,” from same Latin source as English coast (n.). Used in Britain from 1960s in jocular formations (costa geriatrica, costa del crime, etc.) in imitation of the names of Spanish tourist destinations.

costa cos·ta (kŏs’tə)
n. pl. cos·tae (-tē)

cos’tal adj.
Plural costae (kŏs’tē)
A rib or a riblike part, such as the midrib of a leaf or a thickened anterior vein or margin of an insect’s wing.


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