noun nie·pa \ˈnēpə\

Definition of niepa



  1. 1 :  an East Indian tree (Samadera indica) whose bark contains a bitter principle similar to quassia

  2. 2 less commonly niepa bark :  the bark of the niepa tree

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Origin and Etymology of niepa

probably from the native name in East India

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