manna (mănʹə) noun. 1. Bible. In the Old Testament, 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. 4. The dried exudate of certain plants, as that of the Mediterranean ash tree, formerly used as a laxative. 5. A sweet granular substance excreted on the leaves of plants by certain insects, especially aphids, and often harvested by ants, manna; like manna (from heaven), seolah-olah datang dari langit: the cheque that came with the letter was like manna to her, baginya cek yang dikepilkan dalam surat itu seolah-olah datang dari langit; the donations that poured in were like manna from heaven to the fire victims, pada mangsa-mangsa kebakaran, derma yang mencurah-curah itu seolah-olah datang dari langit.
(mănʹăn´, -ən) noun. Any of a group of plant polysaccharides that are polymers of mannose, manan