noun \man-ˈdō-lə\

Definition of MANDOLA

:  a 16th and 17th century lute that is the ancestor of the smaller mandolin

Origin of MANDOLA

Italian, from French mandore, modification of Late Latin pandura 3-stringed lute — more at bandore
First Known Use: 1758


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