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manille

[ muh-nil ]
/ məˈnɪl /
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noun Cards.
the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.
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Origin of manille

1665–75; alteration of Spanish malilla, diminutive of obsolete mala, noun use of feminine of malo bad <Latin malus
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British Dictionary definitions for manille

manille
/ (mæˈnɪl) /

noun
(in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump

Word Origin for manille

C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad
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