manilla [muh-nil-uh] Examples noun

  1. Manila hemp.
  2. Manila paper.

Examples from the Web for manilla Historical Examples of manilla

  • The man actually had the luck to win the second prize in the Manilla lottery.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • When the English captured Manilla, they found this sultan incarcerated.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido

    Henry Keppel

  • They have some customs at Manilla which I could not help admiring.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak

    Harriette McDougall

  • Manilla, coir, and some other ropes, do not require tarring.

    The Sailor’s Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • We fell in with the schooner (the Young Queen) the day after we left Manilla.

    Borneo and the Indian Archipelago

    Frank S. Marryat

  • British Dictionary definitions for manilla manilla noun

    1. an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet

    Word Origin for manilla from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus Word Origin and History for manilla 1

    variant of Manila, especially in manilla paper (1832).


    “ring, bracelet,” from Spanish manilla, from Latin monilia, plural of monile “collar, necklace” (see mane). Influenced in Spanish by Spanish mano “hand.”

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