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jipijapa

[ hee-pee-hah-pah, -puh ]
/ ˌhi piˈhɑ pɑ, -pə /
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noun
Also called Panama-hat plant. a tropical American, palmlike plant, Carludovica palmata.
a Panama hat made from the young leaves of this plant.
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Origin of jipijapa

First recorded in 1855–60; from Latin American Spanish, after Jipijapa, a 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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