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Pipa \Pi*pa\, n.; pl. Pipas. (Zo["o]l.) The Surinam toad ( Pipa Americana), noted for its peculiar breeding habits.

Note: The male places the eggs on the back of the female, where they soon become inclosed in capsules formed by the thickening of the skin. The incubation of the eggs takes place in the capsules, and the young, when hatched, come forth with well developed legs.


n. a pear-shaped plucked lute from China.


The term pípa may refer to any of the following:

  • Pipa
  • Loquat
  • Pipe (disambiguation)
Pipa (genus)

Suriname toads, also called star-fingered toads, are members of the frog genus Pipa, within the family Pipidae. They are native to northern South America and extreme southern Central America (Panama). Like other pipids, these frogs are almost exclusively aquatic.

Pipa (disambiguation)

The pipa is a plucked Chinese string instrument.

Pipa or PIPA may also refer to:

Usage examples of "pipa".

Kee, Robert Blum, Thomas Holliday, Rich Legg, Ryan Casey, Frederick Beecher, Craig Meyer, Patrick Messier, Robin Hudson, Dan Kuykendall, The Murphy Loft, Paul Grimard, Jeff McFarland, Patricia Drake, Steven Kolstad, Mike Brady, Brian Pipa, Michael Tichon, James Daniels, Jonathan Wallington, Nick Sagar, Sebastian Dittmann, Joe Jennings, Pekka Oikarainen, Christopher Booth, M.

I think I may say without any fear of boasting that, since we parted at Pipa Lannu, I have passed through sufficient to change a dozen men.

He espoused Pipa, the daughter of a king of the Marcomanni, a Suevic tribe, which was often confounded with the Alemanni in their wars and conquests.

We also found some pipas, a green coconut you can crack open and drink out of.