Manta meaning

măntə
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A horse blanket or horse cloth.
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A rough-textured cotton fabric or blanket made and used in Spanish America and the southwest United States.
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A very large ray (Manta birostris) inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, having a whiplike tail and two hornlike fins that project forward from the head, and feeding on plankton.
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Any of a family (Mobulidae, order Myliobatiformes) of usually giant rays with winglike pectoral fins, living near the surface of warm seas while feeding on plankton or small fish; devilfish.
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(military, US) Multi-Axis No-Tail Aircraft.
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Origin of manta

  • Spanish blanket, manta (from its blanketlike shape) alteration of manto cloak perhaps from Latin mantellum, mantēlum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition