1 the chief port of the Philippines, on S Luzon on Manila Bay: capital of the republic until 1948 and from 1976; seat of the Far Eastern University and the University of Santo Tomas (1611). Pop.: 1894667 (1991 est.), with a conurbation of 8594150 (1994 est.)
2 a type of cigar made in this city
3 often not cap short for →
Manila hemp →
n an almost landlocked inlet of the South China Sea in the Philippines, in W Luzon: mostly forms Manila harbour. Area: 1994 sq. km (770 sq. miles)
Manila hemp , Manilla hemp
n a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc.
Manila paper , Manilla paper
n a strong usually brown paper made from Manila hemp or similar fibres
Manila rope , Manilla rope
n rope of Manila hemp
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