from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large straw or felt hat with a broad brim and tall crown, worn especially in Mexico and the American Southwest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hat of a particular kind, with a high conical or cylindrical crown and a saucer-shaped brim, highly embroidered, made of plush felt.
  • n. A mixed drink with tequila, named after the hat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of broad-brimmed hat, worn in Spain and in Spanish America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A broad-brimmed felt hat, of Spanish origin, but now widely used throughout the continent of America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
  • n. one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis


Spanish, perhaps from sombra, shade, probably from sombrar, to shade, from Late Latin subumbrāre, to cast a shadow; see somber.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish sombrero ("hat"), from sombra ("shadow, shade") + -ero, literally, "shade-maker." (Wiktionary)



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