Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of manille in English:
- For instance, suppose the manille (second highest trump) is led.
Late 17th century: from French (perhaps influenced by main 'hand'), from malille, also used as a term in card games, from Spanish malilla, diminutive of mala, feminine of malo 'bad'. Although “bad” because of its low value, the card acquires power when its suit is trumps.
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