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manilla

[ muh-nil-uh ]
/ məˈnɪl ə /
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noun

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manilla
/ (məˈnɪlə) /

noun

an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet

Word Origin for manilla

from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus
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