nipa palm

noun

Definition of nipa palm

: a southeast Asian palm (Nipa fruticans) growing chiefly along rivers and estuaries and having a short underground trunk and large erect pinnate leaves

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Examples of nipa palm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Palm vinegar, specifically nipa palm vinegar, is traditionally made in the town of Paombong in the Bulacan province, hence its name, sukang Paombong. Raphael Ilagan, Bon Appétit, 24 Aug. 2020 Where nipa palms and coconuts grew, vinegar could be made from sap and water. Tejal Rao, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nipa palm

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Nipa palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nipa%20palm. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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