nipa

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

Definition of nipa

: thatch made of leaves of the nipa palm

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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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