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stella

[stel-uh] /ˈstɛl ə/
noun
1.
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.

Stella

[stel-uh] /ˈstɛl ə/
noun
1.
Frank (Phillip) born 1936, U.S. painter.
2.
Joseph, 1887–1946, U.S. painter, born in Italy.
3.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”.
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Word Origin and History for stella

Stella

fem. proper name, from Latin stella "star" (see star (n.)).

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stella in Medicine

stella stel·la (stěl'ə)
n. pl. stel·lae (stěl'ē)
A star or star-shaped figure.

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