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manteau

[ man-toh, man-toh ]
/ ˈmæn toʊ, mænˈtoʊ /
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noun, plural man·teaus, man·teaux [man-tohz, man-tohz]. /ˈmæn toʊz, mænˈtoʊz/. Obsolete.
a mantle or cloak, especially one worn by women.
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Origin of manteau

From French, dating back to 1665–75; see origin at mantle
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British Dictionary definitions for manteau

manteau
/ (ˈmæntəʊ, French mɑ̃to) /

noun plural -teaus (-təʊz) or French -teaux (-to)
a cloak or mantle

Word Origin for manteau

C17: via French from Latin mantellum mantle
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