Jipijapa Definition

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.
Webster's New World
This straw.
Webster's New World
A Panama hat.
Webster's New World

Origin of Jipijapa

  • American Spanish after Jipijapa , a city of western Ecuador

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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