a hat made of finely plaited young leaves of the jipijapa, a palmlike plant of Central and South America.
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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Also called Panama.
Origin of Panama hat
First recorded in 1825–35
Words nearby Panama hat
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British Dictionary definitions for Panama hat
(sometimes not capital) a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South AmericaOften shortened to: panama, Panama
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