jipijapa


ji·pi·ja·pa

noun \ˌhē-pē-ˈhä-pə\

Definition of JIPIJAPA

1
:  a palmlike Central and South American plant (Carludovica palmata of the family Cyclanthaceae) with leaves used especially to make Panama hats
2
:  panama

Origin of JIPIJAPA

Spanish, from Jipijapa, Ecuador
First Known Use: 1858

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