(also genipap tree /ˈjenəˌpap/)
noun (plural genipapos)
- a tropical American tree of the bedstraw family that yields useful timber. Its fruit has a jellylike pulp that is used for flavoring drinks and to make a black dye. Also called genip.
- Genipa americana, family Rubiaceae
early 17th century: from Portuguese jenipapo, from Tupi