Definition of macana in English:

macana

noun

  • An ironwood sword or club used among some indigenous South American peoples.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From Spanish macana (goes to Portuguese macaná) from Taino macana. The post-classical Latin work translated in quot. 1555 has macanas (accusative plural).

Pronunciation

macana

/məˈkɑːnə/