- 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.
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Examples from the Web for marcella
You're so gentle, Marcella, you don't make my head ache at all.
Marcella had nothing left with which to do anything more for her.
One day I remembered that it was Marcella's twenty-first birthday.
He never spoke of Marcella, but I knew she was in his thoughts every moment.
It was natural that he and little Marcella should take to each other.
Word Origin and History for marcella
fem. proper name, Latin, fem. of Marcellus.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper