nipa definition

  • noun:
    • A large hand (Nipa frutescens) regarding the Philippines and Australia, having long leaves usually useful for thatching.
    • An alcoholic beverage produced from the sap with this plant.
    • A palm tree associated with the species Nypa fruticans.
    • An aberrant genus of reduced palms associated with the tribe Phytelephantin√¶, described as the one-celled carpels and roughened pollen-grains.
    • produced from sap of this Australasian nipa palm
    • monotypic genus of palms of Australasia

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