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Manila1

Syllabification: Ma·nil·a
Pronunciation: /məˈnilə
 
/
The capital and chief port of the Philippines, on the island of Luzon; population 1,660,700 (est. 2007).

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Manila2

Syllabification: Ma·nil·a
Pronunciation: /məˈnilə
 
/
(also Manilla)

noun

1 (also Manila hemp) The strong fiber of a Philippine plant, used for rope, matting, paper, etc. [as modifier]: Manila rope See also abaca.
More example sentences
  • 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1.1 (also Manila paper) Strong brown paper, originally made from Manila hemp.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 [often as modifier] A cigar or cheroot made in Manila.

Origin

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

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