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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.]


(ˈdʒɛnɪˌpæp) or


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]


(ˈdʒɛn əˌpæp)

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
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Rubiaceae), popularly known as genipap has an economic importance, both for its forestry and environmental potential (DURAES et al.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of morphogenic potential of genipap zygotic embryos submitted to different concentrations of NAA in the presence of BAP.
It is possible to obtain in vitro genipap regeneration from the conversion of zygotic embryos on MS medium supplemented with 4.
Among these plants are genipap, which contains compounds including genipic acids, secoiridoids, tannins, and genipapin (GOTTLIEB & MORS, 1980; ABRAO, 2010); barn, which contains triterpenes, isoflavones, and phenolic compounds (PUEBLA et al.
Genipap was collected from November 2013 to January 2014 in the central region of the city, bara from August to September 2013, and taruma in December 2013 on the campus of the Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul.
In the disc diffusion tests with genipap, the 30% pulp extract displayed the largest inhibition zones against the four microorganisms tested.