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Definition of manna noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    manna

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈmænə//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(in the Bible) the food that God provided for the people of Israel during their 40 years in the desert
  2. 2(figurative) To the refugees, the food shipments were manna from heaven (= an unexpected and very welcome gift).
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