[ hee-pee-hah-pah, -puh ]
/ ˌhi piˈhɑ pɑ, -pə /
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
1855–60; <American Spanish, after Jipijapa, town in Ecuador
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British Dictionary definitions for jipijapa
/ (ˌhiːpiːˈhɑːpɑː) /
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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