Definition of Nipa fruticans
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Nipa
Generic synonyms: Palm, Palm Tree
Group relationships: Genus Nipa, Genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa
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Literary usage of Nipa fruticans
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1. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"The banks are covered with low mangroves and nipa palms (Nipa fruticans) growing in the soft mud, the latter sending up 22 ..."
2. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"The nipa palm (Nipa fruticans), a native of India, Andaman Islands, etc., and generally distributed throughout the Tropics, bears leaves which are much ..."
3. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"... or Transition formation, lying as it does between the mangrove-belts and the woods of the interior ; but the swamp- palm (Nipa fruticans) that forms it ..."
4. Journal of an Embassy from the Governor-general of India to the Courts of by John Crawfurd (1830)
"... the principal ma» terial employed in them being the bamboo, and the leaf of the Nipa palm (Nipa fruticans). In the higher lands, the houses, I am told, ..."
5. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1906)
"Nipa fruticans Wurmb.; Beccari & Hook. f. Fl. Brit. Ind. 6 (1892) 424. (Merrill). Brackish tidal swamp about the mouth of the ..."
6. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"In the delta of the Ganges, Dr. Hooker observed the large nuts of Nipa fruticans floating in such numbers in the various ..."