Definition of mitella in English:

mitella

noun

  • In form Mitella: a genus of perennial plants of the family Saxifragaceae, native to North America and north-east Asia and cultivated elsewhere, which have a basal rosette of leaves, racemes of small flowers, and fruits thought to resemble mitres; (also mitella) a plant of this genus. Compare mitrewort .

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin mitella female headdress, kind of sling from mitra + -la, feminine of -lus, diminutive suffix.

Pronunciation

mitella

/mʌɪˈtɛlə/ /mɪˈtɛlə/