Wrapper - The Wrapper is the outermost part of a cigar which is usually made from the larger, lower leaves of the plant. The wrapper is round around the cigar and binds the whole cigar together. Wrappers ar classified in a variety of different colors.
Filler - The filler is the contents of the cigar. The filler is made up of small, wrappep, bunches of leaves.
Binder - The Binders are leaves that are used to wrap the fillers together in the cigar. Binders are often made from the same leaves as wrappers only they have holes or are discoloured.
Ring Gauge - This is the diameter of the cigar which is measure in 64ths of and inch.
Length - The Length of the cigar, usually in inches.
Parejo - This is the classic straight cigar shape.
Pyramid - This cigar shape is thick at one end and tapers to a cone at the other.
Torpedo - This shape is much the same as the Parejo only with a coned end.
Perfecto - This cigar is closed at both ends with a wider body that bulges in the middle.
Presidente - This cigar is the same shape as the Parejo only with a pinched end.
Culebras - This cigar is formed by taking three long, straight, cigars and braiding them together.
Tuscanina - This is an Itallian cigar that is typically long and thin with a thicker middle.
Figurados - The term used for irregularly shaped cigars.
Small (Little) Cigars - These cigars are generally more popular in tobacco outlets due to their similarity to Cigarettes and low taxation. They generally have filters and are smoked more regularly than other cigar types.
Draw - The act of pulling smoke through the cigar using your mouth.
Shade-Grown - Shade-Grown refers to the growing of the tobacco plants under a shelter of muslin nets which protect the plant from direct sunlight.
Cigarillo - Small, thin cigars which have tobacco leaf wrappers. Cigarillos are sometimes filtered.
Cap - The cap is the closed, usually rounded, end of the cigar. It is closed to keep the contents fresh and at a high quality, the cap must be cut to allow the smoker to smoke the cigar.