mantelletta


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man·tel·let·ta

 (măn′tə-lĕt′ə)
n.
A knee-length, sleeveless vestment worn by Roman Catholic prelates.

[Italian, probably from Medieval Latin mantellētum, diminutive of Latin mantellum, mantle.]

mantelletta

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