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nipa

[nee-puh] /ˈni pə/
noun
1.
a palm, Nypa fruticans, of India, the Philippines, etc., whose foliage is used for thatching, basketry, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < New Latin < Malay nipah
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  • Located on the shoreline, you can lounge in one of the resort's foreshore nipa huts or picnic in a cabana.
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nipa

/ˈniːpə; ˈnaɪ-/
noun
1.
a palm tree, Nipa fruticans, of S and SE Asia, having feathery leaves, used for thatching, and edible fruit
2.
the fruit or thatch obtained from this tree
3.
the sap of this tree, used to make a liquor
Word Origin
C16: from Malay nīpah
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