from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of southeast Central America. The region was inhabited by a variety of Indian peoples when Columbus landed on its Caribbean coast in 1502. In 1513 Balboa crossed the isthmus to discover the Pacific Ocean. Controlled by Spain until 1821, the area then became part of Colombia. Eager for a canal across the isthmus, the United States supported a revolution leading to Panamanian independence in 1903. Panama is the capital. Population: 3,240,000.
- The capital and largest city of Panama, in the central part of the country on the Gulf of Panama. The original city was founded in 1519, destroyed in 1671, and rebuilt a short distance away in 1673. Population: 408,000.
- Gulf ofPanama A wide inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southern coast of Panama.
- Isthmus of Formerly Isthmus of Da·ri·én (dârˌē-ĕnˈ, där-yĕnˈ)Panama An isthmus of Central America connecting North and South America and separating the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea.
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- proper n. A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Panama.
- n. A Panama hat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. On the Isthmus of Panama, a handsome tree, Sterculia Carthaginensis, with large 5-lobed leaves, bearing 3-celled capsules covered with fine brittle hairs and containing a number of oblong oily edible seeds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
- n. a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
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