Ha·​vana hə-ˈva-nə How to pronounce Havana (audio)
: a cigar made from Cuban tobacco
: a tobacco originally grown in Cuba

Word History


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

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Havana was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Havana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Havana. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ha·​vana hə-ˈva-nə How to pronounce Havana (audio)
variants or Spanish La Habana
city, port on the Gulf of Mexico, and capital of Cuba population 2,100,000
Havanan adjective or noun

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