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Glossary of Cigar Terms


Amarillo – A light yellow tobacco used as a wrapper, that is typically grown in shady conditions.
Amatista – A glass jar sold with 50 or 25 cigars sealed in it.


Band – The ring of paper wrapped around the closed head of a cigar. The band often displays the cigar maker’s logo.
Belicoso – A short, pyramid shaped cigar with a tapered head.
Binder – One of the three main components of a cigar. It’s the portion of tobacco leaf used to hold the blend of filler tobacco together.
Blend – The mixture of different tobaccos found in a cigar.
Boite Nature – A cedar box for packaging cigars.
Book Style – A cigar rolling method where the cigar maker lays the filler tobacco leaves on top of each other, and then rolls them up like a scroll.
BOTL – Brother Of The Leaf – A cigar smoking friend.
Box Pressed – A cigar that has been pressed into a box, leaving it with a square shape.
Bull’s Eye Piercer – A cutter that pierces a small hole in the head of the cigar for smoking.
Bunch – Up to four different types of filler tobacco blended to create the body of the cigar. The binder holds the bunch together.
Bundle – A group of 25 or 50 cigars wrapped in cellophane to save money on packaging.
Burros – Piles of fermenting cigar tobacco.


Cabinet Selection – Cigars that are packaged in a wooden box, rather than the standard cardboard cigar boxes. This is the preferred packaging if you’re buying cigars to age.
Candela – Or a double claro – A bright green shade of wrapper, created by a heat curing process.
Cap – A circular piece of wrapper leaf, which is placed at the head of the cigar.
Capa – A cigar’s wrapper.
Case – A slight moistening of aged tobacco so it will be easy for hand rollers to work with.
Catador – A professional cigar taster who determines a cigar’s qualities of taste, texture, and aroma.
Chaveta – The knife used in cigar production for cutting the wrapper leaf.
Churchill – A large cigar named for the personal favorite of Sir Winston Churchill.
Claro – The lightest shade of wrapper, which is a tan color, and is also sometimes referred to as a natural.
Colorado – A medium brown to brownish red shade of wrapper tobacco.
Corojos – Tobacco plants chosen to provide wrapper leaves.
Corona – The most popular size and shape for a premium cigars. A corona is straight sided, with an open foot and a closed, rounded head.
Culebra – A cigar made by braiding three Panetelas together.
Curing – The process of drying freshly harvested tobacco.


Diademas – A very large cigar with a closed and tapered head. Diademas are typically around eight inches long.
Double Claro – A greenish brown wrapper created from an immature tobacco leaf that was dried quickly.
Double Corona – A large cigar that is typically 7 1/2 to 8 inches long with a ring gauge between 49 and 52.
Draw – The flow of smoke from a cigar while taking a puff.


Entubar – A cigar rolling method in which the roller folds each individual filler leaf back on itself, and then bunches the leaves together. The method is intended to create a more even draw and burn.
Escaparates – Large coolers in which cigars are stored for a few weeks after they have been rolled.


Fermentation – The process where harvested tobacco leaves are gathered in large piles, moistened, and then allowed to ferment. Fermentation releases ammonia from the tobacco.
Figurado – Spanish term for cigars with unusual shapes and sizes, such as Belicosos, Torpedos, Pyramids, Perfectos and Culebras.
Filler – The individual tobaccos that are rolled together to create the body of the cigar.
Finish – The taste that lingers on your palate after taking a puff.
Flag – An extension of the wrapper leaf shaped to finish the head of a cigar. A flag is used in place of a cap. Flags are sometimes tied off in a pigtail.
Foot – The end of the cigar a smoker lights.


Gran Corona – A very large cigar that is typically 9 1/4 inches long, with a ring gauge of 47.
Gum – A vegetable based adhesive used to secure the head of the wrapper leaf around the finished bunch.


Habana – A cigar band designation indicating that a cigar is Cuban.
Half Wheel – A bundle of 50 cigars.
Hand – Tobacco leaves that have been tied together and hung after harvest.
Handmade – A cigar made entirely by hand, where machines are never involved in the process.
Hand Rolled – A cigar whose final rolling process is done by hand, but much of the work before this final step is mechanized.
Head – The closed end of the cigar that you smoke from.
Herf – A gathering of cigar enthusiasts to enjoy some smokes and friendship.
Homogenized Binder – Binder that is made from chopped tobacco leaves and cellulose.
Hot – Describes a cigar that has a quick, loose draw. A hot cigar can cause harsh flavors.
Humidor – A room or a box designed to promote the proper storage and aging of cigars by maintaining consistent and appropriate relative humidity and temperature levels.
Hygrometer – A gauge that measures relative humidity. A hygrometer is used to monitor humidor conditions.





Lance – A cutter used to pierce a small hole in the head of a cigar. A lance is also referred to as a piercer.
Ligero – One of the three basic types of filler tobacco.
Long Filler – Filler tobacco that runs the length of the body of the cigar.
Lonsdale – A cigar style that is typically 6 to 6 3/4 inches long, with a 42 to 44 ring gauge.


Machine Made – Cigars that are made entirely by machine, and are usually low in cost, and quality.
Maduro – A very rich, dark brown cigar. Maduro is thought of as the traditional color for Cuban cigars.



Oil – Over time, a cigar stored at the correct humidity level will secrete oil.
Oscuro – A black, very strong cigar.


Panetela – A long, thin cigar.
Parejos – Cigar shapes that don�t taper, such as coronas, panetelas and lonsdales.
Perfecto – A cigar shape that is closed at both ends, with a rounded head, and typically has a bulge in the middle.
Piercer – A cutter used to pierce a small hole in the head of a cigar. A piercer is also referred to as a lance.
Plug – A blockage in a cigar that prevents it from drawing properly.
Primings – The rows of leaves on a tobacco plant. The first priming is the one closest to the ground. Stronger tobacco is found in the higher primings.
Puro – A cigar blended with all tobaccos from a single country, including the fillers, binders, and wrapper.
Pyramid – A sharply tapered cigar with a wide, open foot and a narrow, closed head.



Ring Gauge – The measurement of the diameter of a cigar, represented by 64ths of an inch. A cigar with a ring gauge of 52 is 52/64 of an inch in diameter.
Robusto – A substantial, but short cigar. A robusto is typically 5 to 5 1/2 inches long, with a ring gauge of 50.
Rosado – A term used to describe the reddish tint of some Cuban seed wrappers.


Seco – A type of filler tobacco that is often use contribute aroma to a cigar.
Shade Grown – Wrapper leaves that have been grown under a cheesecloth tent.
Short Filler – Filler tobacco that consists of chopped scraps of leaf. Short filler is typically found in cigars produced by machines.
Shoulder – The area of a cigar where the cap meets the body.
Spanish Cedar – The preferred type of wood for making cigar boxes and humidors.
Spill – A thin strip of cedar used to light a cigar when using a lighting method that might alter the taste of your cigar.
Sun Grown – Tobacco grown in direct sunlight, creating a thicker leaf with thicker veins.


Tapado – A cheesecloth tent used for coultivating shade grown wrapper leaves.
Torcedores – A person who rolls cigars.
Torpedo – A cigar shape that features a closed foot, a pointed head, and a slight bulge in the middle.
Tubos – Cigars packed in individual wood, metal or glass tubes to keep them fresh.
Tunneling – The uneven burning of a cigar.



Vega – A tobacco plantation.
Vein – The rib of the tobacco leaf.
Vintage – The year in which a cigar’s tobacco was grown.
Viso – A glossy wrapper leaf.
Volado – A type of filler tobacco chosen for its burning qualities.


Wedge Cut – A V-shaped cut made in the closed end of a cigar for smoking.
Wrapper – Tobacco leaves that are grown specifically to be the outer wrap of the cigar. A good wrapper has more elasticity than regular tobacco leaves, and no visible veins. Wrapper colors vary by cultivation methods and maturing processes.




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