portmantua

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portmantua (plural portmantuas)

  1. A variant form of portmanteau (the case).
    • ca. 1500 Then Little John took the bishop's cloak, And spread it upon the ground, And out of the bishop's portmantua, He told three hundred pound. — Anonymous: Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford in The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1898)