Manilla Ma*nil"la, n. [Sp. manilla; cf. It. maniglio, maniglia; F. manille; Pg. manilha; all fr. L. manus hand, and formed after the analogy of L. monile, pl. monilia, necklace: cf. F. manille.] 1. A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa. [1913 Webster]

2. A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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