nipa

noun
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 Once, its creek was home to thick forests of mangroves, but now most were gone, the victims of past environmental disasters and encroachment of invasive nipa palms, brought there long ago by the British. New York Times, 3 Sep. 2021 The balcony and rooftop deck offer views of the sea and the modest homes and nipa huts in the surrounding area. cleveland, 2 Apr. 2020 Most houses have one room and are made from bamboo, nipa-palm fronds and tarpaulin. The Economist, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nipa. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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