[ guh-nip ]
/ gəˈnɪp /
Also ginep. a genipap.
a tropical American tree, Melicoccus bijugatus, of the soapberry family, bearing a yellow, sweet, edible fruit.
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
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪp) /
another word for genipap
Word Origin for genip
C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani
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