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n. pl. man·teaus (-tōz′) or man·teaux (-tō′)
A loose cloak or mantle.

[French, from Old French mantel; see mantle.]
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(ˈmæntəʊ; French mɑ̃to)
n, pl -teaus (-təʊz) or French -teaux (-to)
(Clothing & Fashion) a cloak or mantle
[C17: via French from Latin mantellum mantle]
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