There are 2 definitions of Manila in English:

Manila1

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Pronunciation: /məˈnɪlə
 
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  • The capital and chief port of the Philippines, on the island of Luzon; population 1,660,700 (est. 2007).

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There are 2 definitions of Manila in English:

Manila2

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Pronunciation: /məˈnɪlə
 
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(also Manilla)

noun

  • 1 (also Manila hemp) [mass noun] The strong fibre of a Philippine plant, used for rope, matting, paper, etc.: [as modifier]: Manila rope
    • The plant is Musa textilis, family Musaceae
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    • Manila paper is made chiefly from old Manila hemp ropes and is valuable as a strong wrapping paper.
    • Therefore, we arrived at a feasible product through mixing the silk fiber with the Manila hemp fiber.
    • Sansevieria or bow-string hemp has been tested in Florida as a possible substitute for Manila hemp.
  • 1.1 (also Manila paper) Strong brown paper, originally made from Manila hemp: [as modifier]: he took a brown manila folder from a drawer
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    • The assembly saw delegates housed in five-star hotels and carrying upmarket Bonia-brand bags, instead of the usual Manila paper envelopes.
    • Marie just rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to the piece of thick Manila paper the teacher was handing out.
    • The bearded man left the room and returned a moment later carrying two thick Manila folders which he handed to Cain.
  • 2A cigar or cheroot made in Manila: [as modifier]: her favourite Manila stogies

Origin

late 17th century (as an adjective meaning 'from Manila'): from Manila1.

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