from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Genipa Americana, of the West Indies and South America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind
-- 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 - "