Definition of Manta

1. Noun. A blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl.

Generic synonyms: Blanket, Cover



2. Noun. Extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned.
Exact synonyms: Devilfish, Manta Ray
Generic synonyms: Ray
Group relationships: Family Mobulidae, Mobulidae
Specialized synonyms: Atlantic Manta, Manta Birostris, Devil Ray, Mobula Hypostoma

Definition of Manta

1. n. See Cephaloptera and Sea devil.

Definition of Manta

1. Noun. manta ray. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manta

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

Medical Definition of Manta

1. See Coleoptera and Sea devil. Origin: From the native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manta

mansplaining
mansplains
manstealer
manstealers
manstealing
manstress
manstresses
mansuete
mansuetude
mansuetudes
manswear
manswearing
manswears
manswore
mansworn
manta (current term)
manta ray
manta rays
mantas
mantchou
manteau
manteaus
manteaux
manteel
manteels
mantegar
mantegars
mantel
mantelboard
mantelet

Literary usage of Manta

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1. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1882)
"•Tooth in lower jaw only; month terminal manta, 44. 44. ... (manta, blanket, "a name used at the pearl fisheries between Panama and Guayaquil to designate ..."

2. Missionary Adventures in Texas and Mexico: A Personal Narrative of Six Years by Emmanuel Domenech (1858)
"THE trade in unbleached cotton stuff, or manta, is most important along the Mexican frontiers. The rancheros use an enormous quantity of it for inner and ..."

3. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838 by Charles Wilkes (1852)
"... of Callao — Road to Lima — Bella Vista — Approach to Lima — Entrance and Appearance — Its Plan — Amusements — Saya and manta — Its -Privileges — Houses' ..."

4. Trade & Travel in South America by Frederick Alcock (1907)
"then steamed away for manta, where we arrived at 3 pm The town looked interesting" from the ship, and as we were promised some information respecting the ..."

5. Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an by Christian Isobel Johnstone, Johnstone, Mrs (1831)
"... palla—Spanish Indians—The Buccaneers separate—La Plata and manta—The Cygnet joins the Buccaneers—Descent on Faita— Attempt on Guayaquil—Dampier's Scheme ..."

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