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henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh] /ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə/
noun
1.
a fine wool fabric constructed in twill weave, formerly made of silk warp and worsted filling.
Origin of henrietta
1850-1855
1850-55; after Henrietta Maria (1609-69), queen consort of Charles I of England

Henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh] /ˌhɛn riˈɛt ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Henry.
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  • henrietta Vance's brother took this one home in a hired hack.

    Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
  • In 1642 Queen henrietta Maria landed on whatever quay then existed.

  • henrietta glanced at her quickly, as if suspecting something, but Lorna's face was innocent enough.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • I thought you were going to tell me something henrietta Lamb had done to our Alice.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Vandover arrived at henrietta Vance's house at about half-past eight.

    Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
Word Origin and History for henrietta

Henrietta

fem. proper name, from French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri (see Henry). In late 19c. a type of light dress fabric.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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