jipijapa

noun ji·pi·ja·pa \ 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 and Etymology of jipijapa

Spanish, from Jipijapa, Ecuador


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