nipa palm


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Noun1.nipa palm - any 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
nipa - made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
genus Nipa, genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa - monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
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At the foot of big, towering trees, trunkless nipa palms rose from the mud of the bank, in bunches of leaves enormous and heavy, that hung unstirring over the brown swirl of eddies.
She also requested the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to collaborate with SUCs for equipment needed for livelihood programs through the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) of the DTI, like the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) in La Union that does silk processing and weaving; the Mariano Memorial State University (MMSU) in Ilocos Norte for their biofuels project; and the Southern Luzon State University's (SLSU) nipa palm sugar processing center.
According to the essay on colonial Manila, it 'was two cities: a city of stone and wood largely inhabited by Spaniards, and a city of nipa palm and bamboo where the indigenous peoples mainly lived' (p.
According to the Department of Agriculture and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the government has established a distillation facility in the village of Binonoan in Infanta, Quezon that could convert sap taken from the nipa palm into fuel that runs piston engines such as those used by agricultural hand tractors, pump boats and electricity generators.
Sukang Paombong, made in the Bulacan town by the river called Paombong, is obtained from the flowers of the nipa palm.
FILIPINOS of this generation associate nipa palm with the rooftops of old farm huts in the middle of fields tended by their grandparents.
Building it through mangroves and nipa palm trees poses a challenge to the government, he said.