manta

noun man·ta \ ˈman-tə \

Definition of manta

1 :a square piece of cloth or blanket used in southwestern U.S. and Latin America usually as a cloak or shawl
2
[American Spanish, from Spanish; from its shape]
:manta ray

Examples of manta in a Sentence

  1. a manta glided along the sea bottom

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Origin and Etymology of manta

Spanish, alteration of manto cloak, from Late Latin mantus, probably back-formation from Latin mantellum mantle

manta Synonyms

Synonyms
devilfish, manta ray, sea devil
Related Words
ray, skate


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