genip

[ guh-nip ]
/ gəˈnɪp /

noun

Also ginep. a genipap.
a tropical American tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, of the soapberry family, bearing a yellow, sweet, edible fruit.
the fruit itself.

Nearby words

  1. genie,
  2. genii,
  3. genin,
  4. genion,
  5. genioplasty,
  6. genipap,
  7. genista,
  8. genistein,
  9. genit.,
  10. genital

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

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪp) /

noun

another word for genipap

Word Origin for genip

C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani

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