- Also called Panama-hat plant. a tropical American, palmlike plant, Carludovica palmata.
- a Panama hat made from the young leaves of this plant.
Origin of jipijapa
1855–60; < American Spanish, after Jipijapa, town in Ecuador
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Here and there Josè could see dignified looking men, dressed in white cotton, and wearing straw––jipijapa––hats.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
- 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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