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costa (n.)

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.

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Definitions of costa from WordNet

costa (n.)
a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing);
costa (n.)
any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates);
Synonyms: rib
From wordnet.princeton.edu