American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American evergreen tree (Genipa americana) having yellowish-white flowers and edible fruits used in preserves or drinks. The fruits yield dark blue dye that is used extensively as a body paint by Indians of tropical America.
- n. The reddish-brown fruit of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Genipa Americana, of the West Indies and South America. It is of about the size of an orange, and of a pleasant vinous flavor. In Surinam it is often called
- n. The edible fruit of a West Indian tree Genipa Americana of the order Rubiaceæ, oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceæ. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
- n. a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind
- Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi jenipapo, from yandi-ipab, genipap fruit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“-- This belongs to the cinchona family, and produces the fruit called genipap or marmalade box.”
“The marks on their bodies were of a different, dark juice, genipap, which was used to create the most intricate of geometrical designs; a form of decoration that tended to distract the eye from the otherwise total nakedness of the Xara females.”
“Because I was not brought up with my people, I am not very fast or very clever at the things a Xara woman must do - the weaving of baskets, the working with bark, the grating of manioc, the drawing of designs with genipap juice - ”
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