- a voluminous square of cloth draped around the body as a mantle or wrap, worn by women of ancient Rome.
Origin of palla
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for palla
She kissed Palla Dumont on both cheeks, holding her hands tightly.
Marya turned her head leisurely, to hear what Palla was saying to her.
“I had heard the volley that killed her,” said Palla, in explanation, to nobody in particular.
To meet God unexpectedly is nothing to scare one, is it, Palla?
Sometimes,” murmured Palla, “my anxiety makes me almost sick.