- a hat made of finely plaited young leaves of the jipijapa, a palmlike plant of Central and South America.
Origin of Panama hat
First recorded in 1825–35
Also called Panama.
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- (sometimes not capital) a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South AmericaOften shortened to: panama, Panama