genip

genip

[guh-nip]
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:
1750–60; shortened form of genipap

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genip (ˈdʒɛnɪp)
 
n
another word for genipap
 
[C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani]

genipap or genip (ˈdʒɛnɪˌpæp)
 
n
1.  an evergreen Caribbean rubiaceous tree, Genipa americana, with reddish-brown edible orange-like fruits
2.  the fruit of this tree
 
[C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi]
 
genip or genip
 
n
 
[C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi]

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