Definition of genip in English:

genip

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Pronunciation: /gɛˈnɪp
 
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noun

  • 1The edible fruit of a tropical American tree.
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    • Some that may be new to you and worth trying are genip, soursop, sugar apple, figs, tamarind and sea grapes.
    • A man holds up a bunch of genips, oval green fruits with skin like a clementine orange and flesh like a grape.
    • As we munched on genips and slapped mosquitoes, we were entertained by numerous and colorful birds, which would make a bird-watcher cringe with envy.
  • 2 (also genipap tree) Either of two tropical American trees which yield genips:
    • (also guinep) a large spreading tree (Melicoccus bijugatus, family Sapindaceae). another term for genipapo
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    • Some seeds germinate; and if they are left alone, they will grow into a guinep tree that eventually bears fruit.
    • The Turks & Caicos National Museum was originally called Guinep House after the large genipap tree in the front yard.
    • Almost a hundred years later, the ingazeiros, the genipap trees and the trees of noble wood seen during the expeditions of the geographical commission have disappeared.

Origin

mid 18th century: from American Spanish quenepo 'guinep tree', quenepa, denoting the fruit.

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