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fustinella

[fuhs-tuh-nel-uh, foo-stuh-] /ˌfʌs təˈnɛl ə, ˌfu stə-/
noun

fustanella

or fustinella

[fuhs-tuh-nel-uh, foo-stuh-] /ˌfʌs təˈnɛl ə, ˌfu stə-/
noun
1.
a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans.
Origin of fustanella
1840-1850
1840-50; < Italian < Modern Greek phoustanélla, diminutive of phoustáni woman's dress < Italian fustagno fustian
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British Dictionary definitions for fustinella

fustanella

/ˌfʌstəˈnɛlə/
noun
1.
a white knee-length pleated skirt worn by men in Greece and Albania
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Modern Greek phoustani, probably from Italian fustagnofustian
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