Definitions for NIPAˈni pə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a palm, Nypa fruticans, of India, the Philippines, etc., whose foliage is used for thatching, basketry, etc.
Origin of nipa:
1580–90; < NL < Malay nipah
Nipa, genus Nipa, Nypa, genus Nypa(noun)
monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
A palm tree of the species Nypa fruticans.
A liquor made from the sap of nipa palms.
The leaves of the nipa palm, when used as a material for thatching, basketry or other uses.