Panama

Panama
Panama1 [pan′ə mä΄, pan′əmô΄]
n.
[after Panama (city), once a main distributing center] [also p-]
1. a fine, hand-plaited hat made from select leaves of the jipijapa plant
2. any similar straw hat: In full Panama hat or panama hat
Panama2 [pan′ə mä΄, pan′əmô΄]
[< AmSp Panamá < native Ind word]
1. country in Central America, on the Isthmus of Panama: formerly a part of Colombia, it became independent in 1903: 29,761 sq mi (77,081 sq km); pop. 2,329,000
2. its capital: seaport on the Gulf of Panama: pop. 585,000
3. Gulf of arm of the Pacific, on the S coast of Panama: c. 115 mi (185 km) wide
4. Isthmus of strip of land connecting South America & Central America: 31 mi (50 km) wide at its narrowest point
Panamanian [pan′əmā′nē ən, pan′əmā′nē ən]
adj., n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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