a cotton or linen fabric constructed in pique weave, used in the manufacture of vests, mats, etc.

Origin of marcella

First recorded in 1805–15; alteration of Marseilles




a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for marcella

Contemporary Examples of marcella

  • Marcella recommends adding shaved white truffle to the top of the finished dish.

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  • Marcella Hazan is a highly respected and beloved Italian cooking teacher and cookbook author.

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Historical Examples of marcella

Word Origin and History for marcella


fem. proper name, Latin, fem. of Marcellus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper