stella

noun
stel·​la | \ ˈste-lə How to pronounce stella (audio) \

Definition of stella

: an experimental international coin based on the metric system that was issued by the U.S. in 1879 and 1880 and was worth about four dollars

First Known Use of stella

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stella

Latin, star; from the star on the reverse

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“Stella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stella. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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Stel·​la | \ ˈste-lə How to pronounce Stella (audio) \

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Frank Philip 1936–     American artist

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