Havana

noun

Ha·​vana hə-ˈva-nə How to pronounce Havana (audio)
1
: a cigar made from Cuban tobacco
2
: a tobacco originally grown in Cuba

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near Havana

Cite this Entry

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

Geographical Definition

Havana

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

More from Merriam-Webster on Havana

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!