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man·na

(man'ă),
A saccharine exudation from Fraxinus ornus, flowering ash, a tree of the Mediterranean shores, used as a laxative, especially for children. It is available as manna cannellata, a flake manna; manna in lacrimis, manna in tears or small flakes; and manna communis or manna in sortis, manna in sorts.
[L., fr. G. manna, fr. Heb. mān]

manna

(măn′ə)
n.
1. In the Bible, the food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt.
2. Spiritual nourishment of divine origin.
3. Something of value that a person receives unexpectedly: viewed the bonus as manna from heaven.
4. A dried exudate of certain plants, especially the Eurasian ash tree Fraxinus ornus, formerly used as a laxative.
5. A sweet granular substance excreted on the leaves of plants by certain insects, especially scale insects and aphids, sometimes harvested for food.

manna

(măn′ă) [L.]
1. The sweet juice obtained from the flowering ash, Fraxinus ornus.
2. General term applied to sweetish juices obtained from a variety of plants.
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