from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as mandilion.
  • noun Among Moslems, a kind of kerchief, especially one oblong in shape, the short sides worked with gold or colored silk, the rest plain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A loose outer garment worn the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • noun A loose outer coat or jacket worn by men in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.


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Old French mandil; see also Spanish and Portuguese mandil — a coarse apron, a haircloth; all from Arabic منديل (mandiil)—tablecloth, handkerchief, mantle, from Latin mantile, mantele


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  • In the eyes of this mall's planners, a typical Mexican family consists of: a man dressed in full charro gear (hat, tight trousers, matching bolero jacket and a huge belt buckle;) a woman in a maid-style apron (check out her mandil) who is probably someone's maid, and a preppy kid in shorts and cardigan who probably goes to school in the "right side" of the border and wants nothing to do with the other two.

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  • The oriental name for a Persian or Turkish turban

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