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favella

[ fuh-vel-uh ]
/ fəˈvɛl ə /
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noun, plural fa·vel·lae [fuh-vel-ee]. /fəˈvɛl i/.

(in certain red algae) a cystocarp covered by a gelatinous envelope.

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Origin of favella

1855–60; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ella-elle
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  • Trasportato dalla Napolitana all' Italiana favella, ed adornato di bellissime Figure.

    Italian Popular Tales|Thomas Frederick Crane
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