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genipap

[jen-uh-pap]
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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.

Origin of genipap

1605–15; < Portuguese genipapo < Tupi ianipaba
Also called marmalade box.
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  • Genipap, jen′i-pap, n. a large West Indian tree with excellent fruit.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for genipap

genipap

genip

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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