Definitions for cigarilloˌsɪg əˈrɪl oʊ
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cig•a•ril•loˌsɪg əˈrɪl oʊ(n.)(pl.)-los.
a small thin cigar.
Origin of cigarillo:
1825–35; < Sp, dim. of cigarrocigar
small cigar or cigarette wrapped in tobacco instead of paper
A thin cigar, differing from a cigarette in being wrapped with tobacco leaves rather than paper
Origin: From cigarillo < cigrarro + -illo.
A cigarillo is a short, narrow cigar. Unlike cigarettes, cigarillos are wrapped not in white paper but in tobacco leaves or brown tobacco based paper. Cigarillos can be found for purchase alone or in packs, and are often made without filters. Unlike a cigarette, they are not meant to be inhaled but rather smoked like a cigar. Generally, a cigarillo contains about 3 grams of tobacco, the length varies from 3 to 4 in. and the diameter is about 5 to 8 mm. Comparatively, a cigarette contains less than 1 gram of tobacco and is less than 5" in length and 10 mm in diameter. Cigarillos are often machine made. This allows the price to be lower than if they were handmade. As cigarillos are often smoked in quantities similar to cigarettes, it is not usually necessary to store them in humidors. Cigarillos are also known in Europe as a 'Seven Minute Cigar'. This because they can be smoked in seven minutes and are often seen as an alternative not only to cigarettes but also where someone does not have enough time to smoke a full cigar. Cigarillos can often be found in ornately designed tins. Manufacturers explain this offers more protection for the product against crushing. This may also be explained as more efficient way of targeted advertising.
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