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Meaning of MANILA

Pronunciation:  mu'nilu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
  2. [n]  a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp

MANILA is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: capital of the Philippines, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper
 See Also: national capital, paper, Philippines, Republic of the Philippines



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.