spanish-lime

Spanish lime

noun
genip ( def 2 ).
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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]

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