- 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.
Sometimes,” murmured Palla, “my anxiety makes me almost sick.
And almost immediately he caught sight of Palla on the platform.
To meet God unexpectedly is nothing to scare one, is it, Palla?