mano

noun
ma·​no | \ ˈmä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce mano (audio) \
plural manos

Definition of mano

: a stone used as the upper millstone for grinding foods (such as corn) by hand in a metate

First Known Use of mano

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mano

Spanish, literally, hand, from Latin manus — more at manual

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The first known use of mano was circa 1892

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“Mano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mano. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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