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[muh-nil-uh] /məˈnɪl ə/
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for manilla
  • The plans are usually in the form of large, folded blueprints stored in manilla envelopes by year.
  • The confidential records are maintained in manilla folders in locked file drawers or safes.
  • We suggest you move the records into labeled manilla folders and then place them in the box.
  • Package all fingerprint evidence in paper bags or manilla envelopes.
  • Package the film by taping to a manilla folder and placing in a cardboard box by itself.
  • Protect the card from moisture and dirt by placing it in a suitably sized manilla envelope.
British Dictionary definitions for manilla


an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet
Word Origin
from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus
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Word Origin and History for manilla

variant of Manila, especially in manilla paper (1832).

"ring, bracelet," from Spanish manilla, from Latin monilia, plural of monile "collar, necklace" (see mane). Influenced in Spanish by Spanish mano "hand."

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