- 1 (de cama) blanket a manta (España/Spain) , había comida a manta there was stacks of food [familiar/colloquial] hay restaurantes a manta there are hundreds of restaurants liarse la manta a la cabeza (España/Spain) to throw caution to the wind tirar de la manta to reveal the truth tenía miedo de que alguien tirara de la manta she was afraid someone would reveal o/or tell the truth
- 2 [Zoología/Zoology] tb manta raya devilfish, manta ray
- 4 (México/Mexico) (tela) calico
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.