mantelletta

[man-tl-et-uh]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates.

Origin of mantelletta

1850–55; < Italian, probably < Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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mantelletta

noun
  1. RC Church a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc

Word Origin for mantelletta

Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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