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mane

Pronunciation: /meɪn/

Translation of mane in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (of horse) crin(es) (feminine (plural)); (of lion, person) melena (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Male lions develop thick woolly manes on the neck and shoulders, signifying maturity.
    • Most species have a mane on the neck and a lock of hair on the forepart of the head known as a forelock.
    • A lion with a majestic mane has long been a trophy coveted by big game hunters in Africa.
    Example sentences
    • She was a lovely, motherly old lady with a mane of white hair wound into a compact bun.
    • It was particularly agonising for Michael, who had spent months growing his flowing mane.
    • The man was a giant, with a large flowing mane of jet black hair and a beard to match.

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