[man-uh-tee, man-uh-tee] /ˈmæn əˌti, ˌmæn əˈti/
any of several plant-eating aquatic mammals of the genus Trichechus, of West Indian, Floridian, and Gulf Coast waters, having two flippers in front and a broad, spoon-shaped tail: all species are endangered.
any sirenian mammal of the genus Trichechus, occurring in tropical coastal waters of America, the Caribbean, and Africa: family Trichechidae. They resemble whales and have a prehensile upper lip and a broad flattened tail
1550s, from Spanish manati (1530s), from Carib manati “breast, udder.” Often associated with Latin manatus “having hands,” because the flippers resemble hands.
[mah-nah-tee] /mɑ nɑˈti/ noun 1. a city in N Puerto Rico.
/ˈmɑːnɑːtuː/ noun (pl) manatu 1. a large flowering deciduous New Zealand tree, Plagianthus regius
[mah-nous] /mɑˈnaʊs/ noun 1. . [mah-nous] /mɑˈnaʊs/ noun 1. a port in and the capital of Amazonas, in N Brazil, on the Río Negro near its confluence with the Amazon: about 1000 miles (1600 km) from the Atlantic but accessible to some ocean trade. /Portuguese məˈnaus/ noun 1. a port in N Brazil, capital of […]
[muh-nav-uh-linz] /məˈnæv ə lɪnz/ plural noun, Nautical Slang. 1. miscellaneous pieces of gear and material.