genipap

genipap

[jen-uh-pap]
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:
1605–15; < Portuguese genipapo < Tupi ianipaba

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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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