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genipap

[jen-uh-pap] /ˈdʒɛn əˌpæp/
noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Genipa americana, of the madder family, bearing an edible fruit used for preserves or in making beverages.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also called marmalade box.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Portuguese genipapo < Tupi ianipaba
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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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