pipa

1 of 2

noun (1)

pi·​pa
ˈpēpə
1
plural -s : surinam toad
2
capitalized [New Latin, from Dutch pipa] : a genus of toads comprising solely the Surinam toad

pi-pa

2 of 2

noun (2)

ˈpēˈpä
plural -s
: a 4-stringed Chinese musical instrument plucked like a guitar and having a large body resembling a lute and a neck with 12 or more frets that leads into the body

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Dutch, from Galibi

Noun (2)

Chinese (Pekingese) p'i2 p'a1

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“Pipa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipa. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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