genipap

[ jen-uh-pap ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌpæp /

noun

a tropical American tree, Genipa americana, of the madder family, bearing an edible fruit used for preserves or in making beverages.
the fruit itself.

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Origin of genipap

1605–15; <Portuguese genipapo<Tupi ianipaba
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British Dictionary definitions for genipap

genipap

genip

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪˌpæp) /

noun

an evergreen Caribbean rubiaceous tree, Genipa americana, with reddish-brown edible orange-like fruits
the fruit of this tree

Word Origin for genipap

C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi
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