- an Asiatic palm tree (Nipa fruticans) with large bunches of edible fruit and with feathery leaves used in thatching
- thatch or fruit from the nipa
- a liquor made from its sap
Sp < Malay nipah
See nipa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A large palm (Nipa frutescens) of the Philippines and Australia, having long leaves often used for thatching.
- An alcoholic beverage made from the sap of this plant.
Origin: New Latin
Origin: , from Malay nipah
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