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genip

[guh-nip] /gəˈnɪp/
noun
1.
Also, ginep. a genipap.
2.
a tropical American tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, of the soapberry family, bearing a yellow, sweet, edible fruit.
3.
the fruit itself.
Also called honeyberry, Spanish lime (for defs 2, 3).
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; shortened form of genipap
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British Dictionary definitions for genip

genip

/ˈdʒɛnɪp/
noun
1.
another word for genipap
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani

genipap

/ˈdʒɛnɪˌpæp/
noun
1.
an evergreen Caribbean rubiaceous tree, Genipa americana, with reddish-brown edible orange-like fruits
2.
the fruit of this tree
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi
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