genipap


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gen·i·pap

 (jĕn′ə-păp′)
n.
1. A tropical American evergreen tree (Genipa americana) having yellowish-white flowers and edible fruits used in preserves or drinks. The fruits yield dark blue dye that is used as a body paint by Indians of tropical America.
2. The reddish-brown fruit of this plant. In both senses also called genip.

[Portuguese genipapo, from Tupí jenipapo, from yandi-ipab, genipap fruit.]

genipap

(ˈdʒɛnɪˌpæp) or

genip

n
1. (Plants) an evergreen Caribbean rubiaceous tree, Genipa americana, with reddish-brown edible orange-like fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of this tree
[C17: from Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi]

gen•i•pap

(ˈdʒɛn əˌpæp)

n.
1. a tropical American tree, Genipa americana, of the madder family, bearing a round edible fruit.
2. the fruit itself.
[1605–15; < Portuguese genipapo < Tupi ianipaba]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genipap - a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rindgenipap - a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Genipa Americana, genipap fruit, jagua, marmalade box - tree of the West Indies and northern South America bearing succulent edible orange-sized fruit