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Manila Bay
Manila bean
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manila maguey
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manilla definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp [syn: manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see manila

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a metal bracelet used by African tribes as a medium of exchange. Etymology: Sp., prob. dimin. of mano hand f. L manus

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Manilla Ma*nil"la, a. Same as Manila.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Manila Ma*nil"a, Manilla Ma*nil"la, a. 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 fiber.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Manilla Ma*nil"la, n. [Sp. manilla; cf. It. maniglio, maniglia; F. manille; Pg. manilha; all fr. L. manus hand, and formed after the analogy of L. monile, pl. monilia, necklace: cf. F. manille.] 1. A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa. 2. A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa. --Simmonds.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see manila

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