from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small villa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small villa or residence.
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I've got a new thing running in my head this very minute that you shall hear though, all the same, as soon as I've hammered it into shape -- a sort of villanette in music, a little whiff of country freshness, suggested by the new ethereal acquisition, little Miss Butterfly.