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Havana

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noun Ha·vana \hə-ˈva-nə\

Definition of Havana

  1. 1 :  a cigar made from Cuban tobacco

  2. 2 :  a tobacco originally grown in Cuba



Origin of havana

probably from Spanish habano, from habano of Havana, from La Habana (Havana), Cuba


First Known Use: 1826


Havana

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geographical name Ha·vana \hə-ˈva-nə\

Definition of Havana

  1. city & port ∗ of Cuba on Gulf of Mexico pop 2,096,054

Ha·van·an play \hə-ˈva-nən\ adjective or noun


Variants of havana

or Spanish La Ha·ba·na play \ˌlä-ä-ˈbä-nä\


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