stella

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

Definition of stella

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Stella

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

Definition of Stella (Entry 2 of 2)

Frank Philip 1936–     American artist

First Known Use of stella

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stella

Noun

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 6 Mar. 2021.

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