Genipap meaning

jĕnə-păp
The brown, edible fruit of a tropical American tree (Genipa americana) of the madder family.
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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.
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The tree itself.
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The edible fruit of a West Indian tree Genipa americana of the family Rubiaceae, oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
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The reddish-brown fruit of this plant.
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Origin of genipap

  • Portuguese genipapo from Tupí jenipapo from yandi-ipab genipap fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition