ni·​pa | \ ˈnē-pə How to pronounce nipa (audio) \

Definition of nipa

: thatch made of leaves of the nipa palm

Examples of nipa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The balcony and rooftop deck offer views of the sea and the modest homes and nipa huts in the surrounding area. cleveland, "Cleveland TV news couple travels the world as ex-pats in the age of coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 Most houses have one room and are made from bamboo, nipa-palm fronds and tarpaulin. The Economist, "Myanmar’s countryside is emptying and its cities bursting," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of nipa

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nipa

probably from Italian, from Malay nipah nipa palm

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“Nipa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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