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Definition: Manna insect
(m[a^]n"n[.a]), n. [L., fr. Gr. ma`nna, Heb.
m[=a]n; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).]
1. (Script.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their
journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely
supplied food. --Ex. xvi. 15.
2. (Bot.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora
sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and
Africa, and gathered and used as food; called also manna lichen
3. (Bot. & Med.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale
yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and
shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the
secretion of Fraxinus Ornus
, and Fraxinus rotundifolia
, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.
Note: Persian manna
is the secretion of the camel's thorn
(see Camel's thorn
, under Camel
); Tamarisk manna
that of the Tamarisk mannifera
, a shrub of Western
Asia; Australian, manna
, that of certain species of
eucalyptus; Brian[,c]on manna
, that of the European
(Zo["o]l), a scale insect (Gossyparia mannipara
), which causes the exudation of manna from the
Tamarix tree in Arabia.