What is the principle of ejusdem generis?

The rule of ejusdem generis states that "[w]here general words follow an enumeration of persons or things, by words of a particular and specific meaning, such general words are not to be construed in their widest extent, but are held to be as applying only to persons or things of the same kind or class as those specifically mentioned." (Republic v. MigriƱo, 267 Phil. 337, 345 [1990], citing Smith, Bell and Co., Ltd v. Register of Deeds of Davao, 96 Phil. 58 [1954], further citing Black on Interpretation of Laws, 2nd Ed., p. 203.)