noun ge·ni·pa \jə̇ˈnēpə, -nīpə\

Definition of genipa

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American trees (family Rubiaceae) bearing yellow flowers and succulent edible fruit with a thick rind — see genipap

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tree or fruit of the genus Genipa

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Origin and Etymology of genipa

New Latin, from Spanish genipa genip

First Known Use: 1666

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