cotta

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noun cot·ta \ˈkä-tə\

Definition of cotta

  1. :  a waist-length surplice

Origin and Etymology of cotta

Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse mantle — more at coat


First Known Use: 1848


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