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Cigar, a form of preparation of tobacco for smoking made by tightly rolling tobacco leaf, from which the stems have been extracted, and enclosing it in an outer layer of closely-fitting leaf. The ordinary cigar has one end open, and the other closed and pointed. The cheroot, lunkah, and trichinopoly have both ends open. One variety of cigar is manufactured by wielding the tobacco leaf thinly at the ends and thicker in the middle around a central straw.