Havana

noun
Ha·​vana | \ hə-ˈva-nə How to pronounce Havana (audio) \

Definition of Havana

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a cigar made from Cuban tobacco
2 : a tobacco originally grown in Cuba

Havana

geographical name
Ha·​vana | \ hə-ˈva-nə How to pronounce Havana (audio) \
variants: or Spanish La Habana \ ˌlä-​ä-​ˈbä-​nä How to pronounce La Habana (audio) \

Definition of Havana (Entry 2 of 2)

city, port on the Gulf of Mexico, and capital of Cuba population 2,100,000

Other Words from Havana

Geographical name

Havanan \ hə-​ˈva-​nən How to pronounce Havanan (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Havana

Noun

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Havana

Noun

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

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“Havana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Havana. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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