Definition of Manila noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Manilla) noun
BrE BrE//məˈnɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈnɪlə//
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strong brown paper, used especially for making envelopes Word Originlate 17th cent. (as an adjective meaning ‘from Manila’): from Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Manila