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stella

[ stel-uh ]
/ ˈstɛl ə /
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noun

a four-dollar pattern coin of the U.S. having a metal content based on the metric system, issued 1879–80: designed to be used as an international coin.

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Definition for stella (2 of 2)

Stella
[ stel-uh ]
/ ˈstɛl ə /

noun

Frank (Phillip), born 1936, U.S. painter.
Joseph, 1887–1946, U.S. painter, born in Italy.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”
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stella
[ stĕlə ]

n. pl. stel•lae (stĕlē)

A star or star-shaped figure.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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