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manta

noun man·ta \ˈman-tə\

Definition of MANTA

1
:  a square piece of cloth or blanket used in southwestern United States and Latin America usually as a cloak or shawl
2
[American Spanish, from Spanish; from its shape] :  manta ray

Examples of MANTA

  1. <a manta glided along the sea bottom>

Origin of MANTA

Spanish, alteration of manto cloak, from Late Latin mantus, probably back-formation from Latin mantellum mantle
First Known Use: 1697

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