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

First Known Use of jipijapa

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jipijapa

Spanish, from Jipijapa, Ecuador

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