noun, plural man·tas [man-tuh z; Spanish mahn-tahs] /ˈmæn təz; Spanish ˈmɑn tɑs/.
Origin of manta
Examples from the Web for manta
Contemporary Examples of manta
For everyone else, the recently unveiled Manta Underwater Room in Zanzibar sounds like a dream come true.The World’s Craziest Underwater Adventures
May 14, 2014
Historical Examples of manta
It is not the first time Tula has ruled an outfit, and it is not the manta!
Then her hand went under her manta and drew out the curved knife.
Tula had recovered her belt, and fastened it under the manta she wore.
Her eye became fixed upon one that was covered with a manta.The White Chief
Assume the superior air of a real plainsman and speak of it as a "manta."The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft
Word Origin for manta
very large ray (also called devilfish), 1760, from Spanish manta "blanket" (which is attested in English from 1748 in this sense, specifically in reference to a type of wrap or cloak worn by Spaniards), from Late Latin mantum "cloak," back-formation from Latin mantellum "cloak" (see mantle (n.)). The ray so called "for being broad and long like a quilt" [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, "A Voyage to South America"].