mantua

[ man-choo-uh ]
/ ˈmæn tʃu ə /

noun

a woman's loose gown worn as a robe or overdress in the early 18th century.
a mantle.

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Origin of mantua

1670–80; variant of manteau, by association with Mantua

Definition for mantua (2 of 2)

Mantua
[ man-choo-uh ]
/ ˈmæn tʃu ə /

noun

a city in E Lombardy, in N Italy: birthplace of Vergil.
Italian Man·to·va [mahn-taw-vah] /ˈmɑn tɔ vɑ/.

OTHER WORDS FROM Mantua

Man·tu·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mantua (1 of 2)

mantua
/ (ˈmæntjʊə) /

noun

a loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries, worn open in front to show the underskirt

Word Origin for mantua

C17: changed from manteau, through the influence of Mantua

British Dictionary definitions for mantua (2 of 2)

Mantua
/ (ˈmæntjʊə) /

noun

a city in N Italy, in E Lombardy, surrounded by lakes: birthplace of Virgil. Pop: 47 790 (2001)Italian name: Mantova
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