HyperDic: nipa_palm

English > 1 sense of the expression nipa palm:
NOUNplantnipa palm, Nipa fruticansany creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries
English > nipa palm: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds.
SynonymNipa fruticans
Member ofNipa, genus Nipa, Nypa, genus Nypamonotypic genus of palms of Australasia
Broaderpalm, palm treeAny plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Substancesnipamade from sap of the Australasian nipa palm

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