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genip Line breaks: genip
Pronunciation: /ɡɛˈnɪp/

Definition of genip in English:


1The edible fruit of a tropical American tree.
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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