ci·gar | \si-ˈgär \

Definition of cigar 

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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The oldest man in the United States is 112 and smokes 12 cigars a day. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Study Suggests There’s No Limit on Longevity, But Getting Super Old Is Still Tough," 29 June 2018 Under Herbert, the suburban Philadelphia company innovated by developing a process to roll pipe tobacco into small cigars that were branded and sold in convenience stores. Bob Fernandez,, "Philly law firm Schnader Harrison, lawyer sued in Middleton brother-sister feud over billions," 26 June 2018 The sweet tobacco smell of little cigars wafts through the courtyard. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Beer and Bikes in the Black Forest—And All for a Good Cause," 31 May 2018 Obviously, the Courant doesn’t solely rely on its chair-and-cigar-box setup. Southern Living, "This Small Alabama Newspaper’s Chair-And-Cigar-Box Honor System Has Been Operating for 100 Years," 4 May 2018 Other highlights include a huge beer and wine section complete with refrigerated beer cave, a mix-and-match option for Keurig-style coffee pods and a cigar section. Lawrence Specker,, "Rouses Markets to open west Mobile store Wednesday," 23 Apr. 2018 To Cordish that means continually making big bets —the casino recently opened a room with slots, table games, a bar and a fire pit that is open to the outside allowing cigarette and cigar smoking. Meredith Cohn,, "Cordish Companies to open Live Hotel, adding to casino complex in Hanover," 3 June 2018 Money in the fancy buildings, the crystal glasses, and musky cigar smell. Rudy Mageo, The Root, "It Takes Heart to Fight: What Boxing Taught Me About White Supremacy," 31 May 2018 Stack ½ cup basil leaves on top of each other and roll into a cigar shape. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Easy Vegetarian Calzones," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of cigar

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cigar

Spanish cigarro

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The first known use of cigar was in 1730

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English Language Learners Definition of cigar

: a roll of tobacco leaves that is longer and thicker than a cigarette and that is smoked


ci·gar | \si-ˈgär \

Kids Definition of cigar

: a small roll of tobacco leaf for smoking

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