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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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Low scrub and weedy plants covered the flanks of the ravine, and over-browsing by goats prevented all but the mature genips from growing in this area.
The single male taken from Middle Ground was netted within a grove of genip trees (Melicoecus bijugatus).