mantelletta

mantelletta

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

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

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mantelletta (ˌmæntɪˈlɛtə)
 
n
RC Church a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc
 
[Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellummantle]

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