mantilla

mantilla

[man-til-uh, -tee-uh]
noun
1.
a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
2.
a short mantle or light cape.

Origin:
1710–20; < Spanish; diminutive of manta

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mantilla (mænˈtɪlə)
 
n
1.  a woman's lace or silk scarf covering the shoulders and head, often worn over a comb in the hair, esp in Spain
2.  a similar covering for the shoulders only
 
[C18: Spanish, diminutive of manta cloak]

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mantilla
1717, from Sp. mantilla, dim. of manta (see manta).
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