panama

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noun, often capitalized pan·a·ma \ˈpa-nə-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ\

Definition of panama

  1. :  a lightweight hat of natural-colored straw hand-plaited of narrow strips from the young leaves of the jipijapa; also :  a machine-made imitation of this

Origin and Etymology of panama

American Spanish panamá, from Panama, Central America


First Known Use: 1834


Panama

geographical name Pan·a·ma \ˈpa-nə-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ, ˌpa-nə-ˈ; ˌpä-nä-ˈmä\
variants: or Spanish

Panamá

play \ˈpa-nə-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ, ˌpa-nə-ˈ; ˌpä-nä-ˈmä\

Definition of Panama

  1. 1 country in southernmost Central America between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific; a republic; before 1903 part of Colombia area (including Canal Zone) 30,765 square miles (79,681 square kilometers), population 3,405,813

  2. 2 or Panama City city, port on the Gulf of Panama, and capital of Panama population 430,000

  3. 3 ship canal 51 miles (82 kilometers) long in central Panama connecting the Atlantic (via the Caribbean Sea) and the Pacific (via the Gulf of Panama)

Panamanian

play \ˌpa-nə-ˈmā-nē-ən\ adjective or noun


PANAMA Defined for English Language Learners


Panama

geographical name Pan·a·ma \ˈpa-nə-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ, ˌpa-nə-ˈ; ˌpä-nä-ˈmä\

Definition of Panama for English Language Learners

  • : country in Central America

  • the Isthmus of Panama : strip of land connecting North America and South America


PANAMA Defined for Kids

Panama

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geographical name Pan·a·ma \ˈpa-nə-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ, ˌpa-nə-ˈmä, -ˈmȯ\

Definition of Panama for Students

  1. 2 or Panama City city, its capital on the Pacific

  2. 3 canal 40 mi. (64 km.) long Panama connecting Atlantic & Pacific oceans


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