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manna (măn´ə), in the Bible, edible substance provided by God for the people of Israel in the wilderness. In the Book of Exodus it is compared to coriander seed and described as fine, white, and flaky, with the taste of honey and wafer. In Christianity manna has been seen as prefiguring the Eucharist. The Biblical manna has been linked with the gum resin produced by several kinds of tree, especially the tamarisk tree Tamarix mannifera, with the dried sweet secretions of various insects that eat plant sap, and with a species of lichen still found in many sections of W Asia and N Africa.

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man·na / ˈmanə/ • n. (in the Bible) the substance miraculously supplied as food to the Israelites in the wilderness (Exod. 16). ∎  an unexpected or gratuitous benefit: the cakes were manna from heaven. ∎  (in Christian contexts) spiritual nourishment, esp. the Eucharist. ∎  a sweet secretion from the manna ash or a similar plant, used as a mild laxative and as a principal source of mannitol.

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manna in the Bible, the substance miraculously supplied each day as food to the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 16). Its supposed nature has been debated. It has thus been suggested that what was denoted was an exudation of the tamarisk, the word for which in Aramaic is mannā.

The extended use of manna to mean ‘an unexpected or gratuitous benefit’ (frequently in manna from heaven) is recorded from the early 17th century.

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manna Dried exudate from the manna‐ash tamarisk tree (Fraxinus ornus). Abundant in Sicily and used as a mild laxative for children; it consists of 40–60% mannitol, 10–16% mannotetrose, 6–16% mannotriose, plus glucose, mucilage, and fraxin. This is thought to be the food eaten by the Israelites in the wilderness (Exod. 16: 15).

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manna (flowering ash) Tree of the olive family that grows in s Europe and Asia Minor. The pinnate leaves have rust-coloured hairs underneath. The flowers are white and showy with large petals. A sugary substance, mannite, is collected from cuts made in the bark and used medicinally. Height: to 18m (60ft); family Oleaceae: species Fraxinus ornus.

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manna miraculous food of Exodus 16 OE.; juice from the bark of Fraxinus ornus (manna ash) XVI. — late L. — Hellenistic Gr. mánna — Aram. mannā — Heb. mān.

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Manna. Food from heaven described in the Jewish book of Exodus. During the period of wandering in the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt, the Israelites were fed on manna (16. 26–36).

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