mantua

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noun man·tua \ ˈman(t)-sh(ə-)wə , ˈman-tə-wə \

Definition of mantua

:a usually loose-fitting gown worn especially in the 17th and 18th centuries

Origin and Etymology of mantua

modification of French manteau mantle


Mantua

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geographical name Man·tua \ ˈman-chə-wə , ˈmanch-wə , ˈmän-tü-ä \
variants: or Mantova play \ˈmän-tō-vä\

Definition of Mantua

commune on the Mincio River west-southwest of Venice in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy population 47,969

Mantuan

play \ˈman-chə-wən, ˈmanch-wən, ˈman-tə-wən\ adjective or noun

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