nipa palm


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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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, "An *Extremely Condensed* Guide to Filipino Vinegars," 24 Aug. 2020 Where nipa palms and coconuts grew, vinegar could be made from sap and water. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "Exploring the Sweet Subtleties of Vinegar," 5 Feb. 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Nipa palm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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