mantilla

[ man-til-uh, -tee-uh ]
/ mænˈtɪl ə, -ˈti ə /

noun

a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
a short mantle or light cape.

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Origin of mantilla

1710–20; < Spanish; diminutive of manta
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British Dictionary definitions for mantilla

mantilla
/ (mænˈtɪlə) /

noun

a woman's lace or silk scarf covering the shoulders and head, often worn over a comb in the hair, esp in Spain
a similar covering for the shoulders only

Word Origin for mantilla

C18: Spanish, diminutive of manta cloak
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