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  1. pan·a·ma
    IPA[ˈpanəˌmä]
  2. noun

    • 1. a wide-brimmed hat of strawlike material, originally made from the leaves of a particular tropical palm tree, worn chiefly by men.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: panama, plural noun: panamas

    • a country in Central America; population 3,900,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Panama City; language, Spanish (official).
    • noun

      a wide-brimmed hat of strawlike material, originally made from the leaves of a particular tropical palm tree, worn chiefly by men.
    • a country in Central America; population 3,900,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Spanish; capital, Panama City.
    • the capital of Panama, situated on the Pacific coast close to the Panama Canal; population 425,600 (est. 2009).

      a port city in northwestern Florida; population 36,644 (est. 2008).

    • noun

      a fungal disease of bananas producing yellowing and wilting of the leaves.
    • a canal about 50 miles (80 km) long, across the Isthmus of Panama, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Its construction, begun by Ferdinand de Lesseps in 1881, was abandoned in 1889 and was completed by the US, 1904–14. Control of the canal remained with the US until 1999, when it was ceded to Panama.
    • noun

      a potent variety of marijuana from Panama that is reddish in color.
    • the capital of Panama, situated on the Pacific coast close to the Panama Canal; population 425,600 (est. 2009).
    • noun

      a fungal disease of bananas producing yellowing and wilting of the leaves.
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