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
First Known Use: 1858
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