Definition of Mantellata in English:

Mantellata

noun

  • A nun of the Third Order of Servite nuns, founded in Florence by St Juliana Falconieri (1270–1341), who devote themselves to the care of the sick and poor and the education of children. Usually in plural.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Italian mantellata from mantello cloak + -ata, with reference to the nuns' distinctive short-sleeved habits.

Pronunciation

Mantellata

/ˈmantəlɑːtə/