American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A stemless palmlike plant (Carludovica palmata) of Central and South America, having long-stalked, fanlike leaves that are used to make Panama hats.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of grass used in Ecuador for making hats.
- n. A hat made of the jipi japa grass. These hats are not of the best grade. The name is frequently given to all the straw hats more commonly known as Panama hats.
- American Spanish, after Jipijapa, a city of western Ecuador. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As the little cavalcade proceeded, the Indian guide, who wore a peaked plaited straw hat called jipijapa, a pair of white cotton pantaloons, and a heavy-bladed knife -- a machete -- hanging at his waist, with his machete occasionally slashed off a cane, to suck.”
“Paulina Reyes of kate spade new york fashioned handbags from jipijapa, a fiber made of palm leaves.”
“At such events, Castro collected money in an oversized farmer's hat, a jipijapa, and not a military beret.”
“They also have colorful gift shop filled with traditional arts and crafts, such as slate carvings, wood carvings, jipijapa baskets, calabash, Mopan Maya clothing, and jewelry.”
“Songdog is the son of Mrs. Hat; I regret to say that he himself does not wear hats on a regular basis, but I hope to inculcate a fondness for them into the new addition to the family, in part by repeating what my own beloved Daddy Joe my dad's father used to tell me: "This is a genu-wine Panama from Ecuador, made from the leaves of the jipijapa tree.”
“En este informe se describer algunas de las pajas y hojas usadas normalmente en la artesania, tales como la paja iraca y la jipijapa, la paja de techar de tipo grande y de tipo plateado, el arbusto pandanus, la hierba vetiver y las hojas de cocotero.”
“And here comes Captain Tiago, dressed like the sporting man, in a canton flannel shirt, woollen trousers, and a jipijapa hat.”
“Everybody put on his gala dress; all the jewels came out of their coffers; the fops and sporting men wore rows of diamond buttons on their shirt fronts, heavy gold chains, and white jipijapa hats, as the Indians call Panamas.”
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