from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of manila.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A penannular armlet, mostly in bronze, copper or gold, which served as a form of money or barter coinage amongst certain West African peoples.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See manila, manila hemp, manila paper.
- n. A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.
- n. A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa.
- adj. Same as manila.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of ring-money such as was until recent times used for barter on the Guinea coast of Africa.
- n. In the game of solo, the seven of trumps, the highest card but one.
- n. See manila.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
From Spanish manilla ("bracelet"), from Catalan manilla ("bracelet, armring"); partly from Latin monīle ("a necklace, collar"), from Proto-Indo-European *mony- (“withers, crest, mane”); and partly from Frankish *mānili (“moon-shaped ornament”), from *māno (“moon”), from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (“moon”), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (“moon, month”), related to Old High German mânili ("moon-shaped ornament"). More at mane, moon. (Wiktionary)