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genip

[ guh-nip ]
/ gəˈnɪp /
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noun
Also ginep. a genipap.
a tropical American tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, of the soapberry family, bearing a yellow, sweet, edible fruit.
the fruit itself.
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Also called honeyberry, Spanish lime (for defs. 2, 3).

Origin of genip

First recorded in 1750–60; shortened form of genipap
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British Dictionary definitions for genip

genip
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪp) /

noun
another word for genipap

Word Origin for genip

C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani
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