An example of an alba is a tune about leaving one's lover after a romantic night together.
Origin of albaProv, dawn ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Latin albus, white
- 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