macana

noun ma·ca·na \ məˈkänə \

Definition of macana

plural -s
:a wooden weapon or agricultural tool widely employed by the Indians of South America and the Antilles, usually made like a flattened club or sword, and sometimes edged or headed with stone

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Origin and Etymology of macana

Spanish, from Taino


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of macana


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