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Manila paper

noun

  1. strong, light-brown or buff paper, originally made from Manila hemp but now also from wood pulp substitutes and various other fibers.
  2. any paper resembling Manila paper.


Manila paper

noun

  1. a strong usually brown paper made from Manila hemp or similar fibres


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Manila paper1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

These owls have wings of light manila paper and are marked with ink to represent feathers.

These, together with folded sheets of yellow manila paper, called genus-covers, are the only requisites.

Then she found this rough manila paper, and contrived a stump out of something.

On rough manila paper, using waxed crayons, make copies of the letters about two inches in height, for each pupil.

From the old and disintegrated ropes is made the well-known manila paper.

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