from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Mafia operating in the United States.
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- n. a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
Italian, our concern : cosa, thing, affair + nostra, feminine of nostro, our.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)