- Pee-Cah-DUR-Ah | noun
Used mainly in machine-made cigars, picadura, or short-filler tobacco (sometimes called chop) consists of chopped scraps of leaf. Short filler burns quicker and hotter than long filler. A small number of cigars are made by hand with a blend of short and long-filler tobaccos. These are known as mixed-fill cigars or Cuban sandwiches.