manille

manille

[muh-nil]
noun Cards.
the second highest trump in certain card games, as the seven of trumps in omber or nine of trumps in klaberjass.
Also, menel.


Origin:
1665–75; alteration of Spanish malilla, diminutive of obsolete mala, noun use of feminine of malo bad < Latin malus

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manille (mæˈnɪl)
 
n
(in ombre and quadrille) the second best trump
 
[C17: from French, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala bad]

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