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genip

[guh-nip]
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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.

Origin of genip

First recorded in 1750–60; shortened form of genipap
Also called honeyberry, Spanish lime (for defs 2, 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for genip

genip

noun
  1. another word for genipap

Word Origin

C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani
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