Origin of albaProv, dawn from Medieval Latin from Classical Latin albus, white
An example of an alba is a tune about leaving one's lover after a romantic night together.
- A white-flowered shrub rose of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
- A flower of the hybrid Rosa × alba.
First attested in 1848; from the Latin alba (the feminine form of albus, “white”) in the now-disused species name of binomial nomenclature Rosa alba (it is now considered a hybrid and is accordingly called Rosa × alba).
- plural form of album
- Alba, from albus, white), a liturgical vestment of the Catholic Church.
- Both the alb and its name are derived ultimately from the tunica alba, the white tunic, which formed part of the ordinary dress of Roman citizens under the Empire.
- Throughout the middle ages, moreover, the word alba was somewhat loosely used.
- The chief trees of the country are the aspen (Populus tremuloides), the ash-leaved maple (Negundo aceroides), oak (Quercus alba), elm (Ulmus Americana), and many varieties of willow.
- Alba and its more abundant production of acorns, it will probably be much planted as the natural forests are destroyed.