Manilla

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Manilla

Of or pertaining to Manila or manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city. Manila cheroot or cigar, a cheroot or cigar made of tobacco grown in the Philippine islands. Manila hemp, a fibrous material obtained from the musa textilis, a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East india islands; called also by the native name abaca. From it matting, canvas, ropes, and cables are made. Manila paper, a durable brown or buff paper made of Manila hemp, used as a wrapping paper, and as a cheap printing and writing paper. The name is also given to inferior papers, made of other fibre.