variants: or ginep \ k|əˈnep , g| , |aˈ-​ , -​ˈnip \
plural -s

Definition of genip

1 : a plant or fruit of the genus Genipa especially : genipap
2a : a West Indian tree (Melicocca bijuga)
b : the fruit of this tree

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First Known Use of genip

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for genip

Spanish genipa, from French genipa, genipat, from Guarani

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“Genip.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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