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abolla

[ uh-bol-uh ]
/ əˈbɒl ə /
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noun, plural a·bol·lae [uh-bol-ee]. /əˈbɒl i/.
a woolen cloak worn by men in ancient Rome.
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Origin of abolla

1865–70; <Latin, probably ultimately <Greek ambolḗ, syncopated variant of anabolḗ a throwing back (and about). See anabolism
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