genipa

noun
ge·​ni·​pa | \ jə̇ˈnēpə, -nīpə \

Definition of genipa

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American trees (family Rubiaceae) bearing yellow flowers and succulent edible fruit with a thick rind — see genipap
2 plural -s : any tree or fruit of the genus Genipa

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First Known Use of genipa

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for genipa

New Latin, from Spanish genipa genip

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“Genipa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genipa. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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