[ mah-noh; Spanish mah-naw ]
/ ˈmɑ noʊ; Spanish ˈmɑ nɔ /

noun, plural ma·nos [mah-nohz; Spanish mah-naws] /ˈmɑ noʊz; Spanish ˈmɑ nɔs/.

the upper or handheld stone used when grinding maize or other grains on a metate.


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Origin of mano

1895–1900, Americanism; < Spanish: literally, hand < Latin manus; cf. manual Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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