a suffix used as a formative in taxonomic names, especially genus names of bacteria: chorella; pasteurella; salmonella.
Sentence Fragments: Yes or No?
A sentence fragment is a group of words that doesn’t contain all of the required parts of a sentence. In other words, a sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence. It generally lacks a main subject, a verb, or both. A subject is the noun (person, place, or thing) that performs the main action of the sentence. This main action is the verb. Conversely, a complete …
The Origin Stories Behind Gaga And Other Musicians’ Names
Before he was Snoop Dogg, the West Coast rap icon went by his given name: Cordozar Calvin Broadus. He was named after his stepfather. His stage name was inspired by Snoopy though, a childhood nickname. His parents gave him the pet name because of the way he looked. She might be known as Iggy Azalea on stage, but this Australian-born rapper’s official name …
Origin of -ella
< New Latin, Latin, feminine of -ellus; see -elle
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diminutive word-forming element, from Latin -ella, fem. of -ellus.
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