manila paper

noun

often capitalized M
: a strong and durable paper of a brownish or buff color and smooth finish made originally from Manila hemp

Examples of manila paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pin the thin manila paper on to the cloth, as the pattern’s instructions say. Faith Bottum, WSJ, 5 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manila paper was in 1866

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“Manila paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manila%20paper. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

manila paper

noun
often capitalized M
: a tough brownish paper made originally from Manila hemp and used especially as a wrapping paper
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