Glossary of Cigar Terms


The mark of a well-humidified cigar, and an attractive element to the wrapper of a cigar.

Olor (oh-LORE)

A variety of Dominican cigar tobacco known for its big leaves. It is used as filler tobacco and especially as binder tobacco.

Ometepe (OH-muh-teh-pay)

A volcanic island near Lake Nicaragua where a small amount of tobacco is grown (see photo).

Oscuro (osk-KURR-oh, or oh-SKOO-roh)

The blackest shade of wrapper, darker than maduro.

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