mandola

noun
man·do·la | \ man-ˈdō-lə \

Definition of mandola 

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

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Inside, a Venezuelan folk band strummed a bass guitar and two guitar-like instruments — a cuatro and a mandola — amid piles of blankets and bags of clothes. Jay Reeves, Washington Post, "Lines form at shelter as Irma nears; 75K total taking refuge," 9 Sep. 2017 Inside, a Venezuelan folk band strummed a bass guitar and two guitar-like instruments -- a cuatro and a mandola -- amid piles of blankets and bags of clothes. CBS News, "Hurricane Irma: Thousands stuck in lines outside crowded Florida shelters," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mandola

1758, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mandola

Italian, from French mandore, modification of Late Latin pandura 3-stringed lute — more at bandore

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