noun ge·nip \k|əˈnep, g|, |aˈ-, -ˈnip\
variants: or


\k|əˈnep, g|, |aˈ-, -ˈnip\

Definition of genip



  1. 1 :  a plant or fruit of the genus Genipa; especially :  genipap

  2. 2a :  a West Indian tree (Melicocca bijuga) b :  the fruit of this tree

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of genip

Spanish genipa, from French genipa, genipat, from Guarani

First Known Use: 1756

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up genip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!