ma·​no ˈmä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce mano (audio)
plural manos
: a stone used as the upper millstone for grinding foods (such as corn) by hand in a metate

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mano was circa 1892

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“Mano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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