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gen·ip

 (jĕn′əp)
n.
1.
a. A tropical American tree (Melicoccus bijugatus) having small fragrant greenish-white flowers and small fruits with a green leathery rind and a juicy yellowish translucent pulp.
b. The sweet edible fruit of this plant. Also called mamoncillo, Spanish lime.
2. See genipap.

[Possibly alteration of genipap.]

genip

(ˈdʒɛnɪp)
n
(Plants) another word for genipap
[C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genip - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulpgenip - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
genip, Spanish lime - round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
genus Melicocca, genus Melicoccus, Melicocca, Melicoccus - tropical American trees and shrubs bearing berries
2.genip - round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
genip, ginep, honey berry, mamoncillo, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus, Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
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The most likely origin for nip would be Old English genip 'mist, cloud, darkness, obscurity', (56) which has not survived on its own, but might explain nipname, and, perhaps also DOST nipschot, n.
It explains that educators, alliances, GENIP constituents, and geography departments at institutions of higher education can apply for grants under 11 programs (programs are listed).