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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.]
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(Plants) another word for genipap
[C18: from Spanish genipa, from French, from Guarani]
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|Noun||1.||genip - tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp|
ginep, honey berry, mamoncillo, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus, Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree
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
|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
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