Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical American tree (Melicoccus bijugatus) having small fragrant greenish-white flowers and small fruits with a green leathery rind and a juicy yellowish translucent pulp.
  • n. The sweet edible fruit of this plant. Also called honeyberry, Spanish lime.
  • n. See genipap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any tree or shrub of the genus Genipa.
  • The West Indian sapindaceous tree Melicocca bijuga, which yields the honeyberry; also, the related trees Exothea paniculata and E. trifoliata; called also ginep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as genip-tree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp
  • n. round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes

Etymologies

Possibly alteration of genipap.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She touched the buckle of his belt, examining its design with her tin genip It was cool to the touch.

    Wyoming Territory

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