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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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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First Known Use of nipa palm

1882, in the meaning defined above

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