jipijapa

[ hee-pee-hah-pah, -puh ]
/ ˌhi piˈhɑ pɑ, -pə /

noun

Also called Panama-hat plant. a tropical American, palmlike plant, Carludovica palmata.
a Panama hat made from the young leaves of this plant.

Nearby words

  1. jinni,
  2. jinrikisha,
  3. jinx,
  4. jinxed,
  5. jinzhou,
  6. jird,
  7. jirgah,
  8. jism,
  9. jit,
  10. jitney

Origin of jipijapa

1855–60; < American Spanish, after Jipijapa, town in Ecuador

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British Dictionary definitions for jipijapa

jipijapa

/ (ˌhiːpiːˈhɑːpɑː) /

noun

a palmlike plant, Carludovica palmata, of Central and South America, whose fanlike leaves are bleached for making panama hats: family Cyclanthaceae

Word Origin for jipijapa

American Spanish, after Jipijapa, Ecuador

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