from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight lace or silk scarf worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb, by women in Spain and Latin America.
- n. A short cloak or cape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Spanish lace veil worn over a woman's hair and shoulders.
- n. A lady's light cloak or cape of silk, velvet, lace, or similar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
- n. A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short mantle.
- n. A light cloak or covering thrown over the dress of a lady.
- n. A woman's head-covering, often of lace, which falls down upon the shoulders and may be used as a veil, worn in Spain and the Spanish colonies, in Genoa, and elsewhere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. short cape worn by women
- n. a woman's silk or lace scarf
Spanish, diminutive of manta, cape; see manta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish diminutive of manta. (Wiktionary)