Bertha



a collar or trimming, as of lace, worn about the shoulders by women, as over a low-necked waist or dress.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “bright.”.
Contemporary Examples

The Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway Nina Strochlic December 17, 2014
What Did You Do in the Targeted Action, Daddy? John McWhorter September 11, 2014
What Did You Do in the Targeted Action, Daddy? John McWhorter September 11, 2014

Historical Examples

Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The Spirit of the Ghetto Hutchins Hapgood
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The Half-Hearted John Buchan
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Bird of Paradise Ada Leverson

noun
a wide deep capelike collar, often of lace, usually to cover up a low neckline

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