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manilla

[muh-nil-uh] /məˈnɪl ə/
noun
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manilla

/məˈnɪlə/
noun
1.
an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet
Word Origin
from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus
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1

variant of Manila, especially in manilla paper (1832).

2

"ring, bracelet," from Spanish manilla, from Latin monilia, plural of monile "collar, necklace" (see mane). Influenced in Spanish by Spanish mano "hand."

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