nipa

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noun ni·pa \ˈnē-pə\

Definition of nipa

  1. :  thatch made of leaves of the nipa palm

Illustration of nipa

Origin and Etymology of nipa

probably from Italian, from Malay nipah nipa palm


First Known Use: 1779


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