Jipijapa meaning

hē'pē-hä'pə
A stemless palmlike plant (Carludovica palmata) of Central and South America, having long-stalked, fanlike leaves that are used to make Panama hats.
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A Central and South American plant (Carludovica palmata) of a family (Cyclanthaceae, order Cyclanthales) of monocotyledonous perennials, whose leaves yield a flexible, durable straw used for hats.
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This straw.
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A Panama hat.
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Origin of jipijapa

American Spanish after Jipijapa , a city of western Ecuador