Part of speech: noun

A cheroot made in Manila, in the Philippine Islands.

Part of speech: noun

The fiber of a tall perennial herb; Manila hemp. See ABACA.

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Usage examples "manilla":

  1. I was always called thus at Manilla and at Cavite. - "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière.
  2. This was done; and at the appointed hour the brigantine was once more sailed into a suitable position with regard to the Manilla; the boats were manned, lowered, and we managed to get away from the brigantine without much difficulty. - "The Log of a Privateersman", Harry Collingwood.
  3. With a fragrant Manilla cigar between his lips, and his good stick in his hand, the Colonel paced up and down the well- kept gravel paths, at peace with all mankind. - "Hildegarde's Home", Laura E. Richards.