In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in Philippines)Manila feminine
1(hemp)cáñamo de Manila masculineabacá masculine
- Manila paper is made chiefly from old Manila hemp ropes and is valuable as a strong wrapping paper.
- This is not the case certainly with the fine ropes of Manilla hemp, which, though stronger than the best Russian hemp, are almost useless when worn out.
- Abaca is not a hemp but since hemp was the main source of fibres for centuries, the abaca fibre was named Manila hemp.
- Abaca, another member of the ‘hard’ fibre group is the Spanish name for what is more widely called Manila hemp, and is indigenous to the Philippines.
- Daimler-Chrysler plans to utilize locally available natural fibers such as Manila hemp
- And yet the introduction on a large scale of Manila hemp into the European markets in place of Russian hemp would have more than a commercial and industrial importance!
- Later, the business world turned to Manila hemp, accelerated by the Japanese Industrial Revolution.
- Sisal hemp is only slightly inferior in quality to Manila hemp.
- Therefore, we arrived at a feasible product through mixing the silk fiber with the Manila hemp fiber.
- Sansevieria or bow-string hemp has been tested in Florida as a possible substitute for Manila hemp.
2(paper)papel Manila masculine
- ‘Here are your transcripts of the plan,’ he said, handing the them a Manilla folder.
- Give each student a sheet of the Manila paper and a piece of white chalk.
- The assembly saw delegates housed in five-star hotels and carrying upmarket Bonia-brand bags, instead of the usual Manila paper envelopes.
- The bearded man left the room and returned a moment later carrying two thick Manila folders which he handed to Cain.
- Marie just rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to the piece of thick Manila paper the teacher was handing out.
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