mantelletta

noun man·tel·let·ta \ ˌmantᵊlˈetə \

Definition of mantelletta

plural -s
:a knee-length outer garment that is sleeveless but has armholes, is open in the front but fastened at the neck, and is worn by cardinals, bishops, and other high prelates of the Roman Catholic Church

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Origin and Etymology of mantelletta

Italian, probably modification of Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum cloak, mantle


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