jipijapa

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noun ji·pi·ja·pa \ˌhē-pē-ˈhä-pə\

Definition of jipijapa

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

  2. 2 :  panama

Origin and Etymology of jipijapa

Spanish, from Jipijapa, Ecuador


First Known Use: 1858


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