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pi-pa

[pee-pah] /ˈpiˈpɑ/
noun
1.
a short-necked fretted lute of Chinese origin.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Chinese píba or pípa lute (literally, loquat, which it resembles in shape)
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pipa

/ˈpiːpə/
noun
1.
a tongueless South American toad, Pipa pipa, that carries its young in pits in the skin of its back
Word Origin
C18: from Surinam dialect, probably of African origin
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