Definition of Philip Morris from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Philip Morris

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a large US cigarette company (officiallly Philip Morris USA) that makes Marlboro and Virginia Slims among other cigarette brands. It is now owned by the Altria Group. In 1997, the head of the company became the first leader in the industry to admit that smoking cigarettes has killed many people. There is another company Philip Morris International Inc. that was formerly part of the Altria group and that operates across the world but not in the USA.