Definition of marceline in English:

marceline

noun

historical
  • A light taffeta-silk fabric, especially used for dress linings.

noun

Mineralogy
  • An impure form of braunite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Court Magazine. From French marceline, an unexplained use of the female forename Marceline<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From French marceline from the name of St Marcel, a town in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy, where the mineral was first found + -ine.

Pronunciation

marceline

/ˈmɑːsəliːn//ˈmɑːs(ə)liːn/