Definition of manille in English:


Syllabification: ma·nille
Pronunciation: /məˈnil/

Entry from US English dictionary


(In the card games ombre and quadrille) the second-best trump or honor.


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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