favella

[fuh-vel-uh]

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

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

Nearby words

  1. fauxbourdon,
  2. fava bean,
  3. fave,
  4. favela,
  5. favelado,
  6. favellidium,
  7. faveolate,
  8. faveolus,
  9. favicon,
  10. favid

Origin of favella

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ella -elle

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