Definition of nitta in English:

nitta

noun

  • Any of several tropical trees of the genus Parkia (family Mimosaceae (Leguminosae)), bearing pods which contain edible pulp and seeds, especially the African species P. filicoidea and P. biglobosa.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Fulfulde nétĕ and its etymon Manding nété.

Pronunciation

nitta

/ˈnɪtə/