- a fine wool fabric constructed in twill weave, formerly made of silk warp and worsted filling.
Origin of henrietta
First recorded in 1850–55; after Henrietta Maria (1609–69), queen consort of Charles I of England
- a female given name, form of Henry.
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Examples from the Web for henrietta
It took you about a decade to research and write The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
So she could see how the world has responded to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
In chronological order: When the story of Henrietta Lacks was “ripped” for an episode of Law and Order.
He said yes, there are two: a mad man named Stephen Wise and a mad woman named Henrietta Szold.The Ghost of Conferences Past
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Henrietta Dystra from Hull, Iowa praised his moral convictions.Rick Santorum’s Last-Minute Crusade in Iowa
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In 1642 Queen Henrietta Maria landed on whatever quay then existed.Yorkshire Painted And Described
I thought you were going to tell me something Henrietta Lamb had done to our Alice.
Haven't I just proved it, the way I've been going for Henrietta?
The reason she can't is because Henrietta Lamb hasn't invited her.
At my coming in she said, 'You see I am come to keep Henrietta company.The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete
Word Origin and History for henrietta
fem. proper name, from French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri (see Henry). In late 19c. a type of light dress fabric.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper