manta

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noun man·ta \ˈman-tə\

Definition of manta

  1. 1 :  a square piece of cloth or blanket used in southwestern United States and Latin America usually as a cloak or shawl

  2. 2 [American Spanish, from Spanish; from its shape] :  manta ray

Examples of manta in a sentence

  1. <a manta glided along the sea bottom>

Origin and Etymology 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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