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
Possibly alteration of genipap.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
She touched the buckle of his belt, examining its design with her tin genip It was cool to the touch.