stella

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noun stel·la \ˈste-lə\

Definition of stella

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of stella

Latin, star; from the star on the reverse


First Known Use: 1879


Stella

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biographical name Stel·la \ˈste-lə\

Definition of Stella

  1. Frank Philip 1936–     American artist

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