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Panama hat

noun
1.
a hat made of finely plaited young leaves of the jipijapa, a palmlike plant of Central and South America.
Also called Panama.
Origin of Panama hat
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • It was a Panama hat, and had two ribbons wound round it in a fanciful manner that was not exactly conventional.

    The Galaxy Various
  • He pulled off his Panama hat and waved it, shouting to his friend in joy.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • On her head was a Panama hat with a scarf of mauve silk tied loosely round it and hanging down her back in two long ends.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • It was a fine day; he had a dutiful daughter; and he was going to see Henry Mortimer in a Panama hat.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • There were great holes burnt in his Panama hat, even in his riding breeches.

    Back To Billabong Mary Grant Bruce
  • With his Panama hat, red tie and checked suit, he made a brave show.

  • He was a big, clumsy brute in the white linen suit of a respectable business man and a Panama hat.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
  • Without waiting another moment, I seize my walking-stick and Panama hat, and escape from the enchanted chamber into the street.

  • Mrs. Clarke leaned down and put his Panama hat over his left cheek and eye.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • The Panama hat was tight and hurt him where the bows of the spectacles pressed into his head.

    Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
British Dictionary definitions for Panama hat

Panama hat

noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South America Often shortened to panama, Panama
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