noun, plural in·fu·lae [in-fyuh-lee] /ˈɪn fyəˌli/.

one of the two embroidered lappets of the miter of a bishop.

Origin of infula

1600–10; < Medieval Latin, Latin: band, priest's headband Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for infulae


pl n singular -la (-lə)

the two ribbons hanging from the back of a bishop's mitre

Word Origin for infulae

C17: from Latin, plural of infula, woollen fillet worn on forehead by ancient Romans during religious rites
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