genipap

[jen-uh-pap]
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

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 for genipap

C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi
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