manilla [muh-nil-uh] Examples noun
Examples from the Web for manilla Historical Examples of manilla
The man actually had the luck to win the second prize in the Manilla lottery.
When the English captured Manilla, they found this sultan incarcerated.
They have some customs at Manilla which I could not help admiring.
Manilla, coir, and some other ropes, do not require tarring.
William Henry Smyth
We fell in with the schooner (the Young Queen) the day after we left Manilla.
Frank S. Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for manilla manilla noun
- an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet
Word Origin for manilla from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus Word Origin and History for manilla 1
variant of, especially in manilla paper (1832).
“ring, bracelet,” from Spanish manilla, from Latin monilia, plural of monile “collar, necklace” (see). Influenced in Spanish by Spanish mano “hand.”