palla

noun (1)
pal·​la | \ˈpalə\
plural pallae\ -​ˌlē \ also pallas

Definition of palla 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a loose outer garment formed by wrapping or draping a large square of cloth and worn by women of ancient Rome — compare pallium sense 1a

palla

Definition of palla (Entry 2 of 3)

variant spelling of

palla

noun
pa·​lla | \ˈpäyə\
plural -s

Definition of palla (Entry 3 of 3)

: an Incan princess

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Noun (1)

Latin

Noun

Spanish, from Quechua

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