from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cigar with square-cut ends.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cigar with square-cut ends
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cigar, originally brought from Manila, in the Philippine Islands; now often made of inferior or adulterated tobacco.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of cigar not pointed at either end, and thicker at one end than at the other. Cheroots were first made at Manila in the Philippine islands.
- n. Same as shaya-root.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cigar with both ends cut flat
French cheroute, ultimately from Tamil curruṭṭu, from curi, to be spiral.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Portuguese charuto ("cigar"), from Tamil curuttu ("roll (of tobacco)"), from curul ("roll"). (Wiktionary)