Definition of Genipap

1. Noun. A succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind.

Exact synonyms: Genipap Fruit
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Genipa Americana, Genipap Fruit, Jagua, Marmalade Box



Definition of Genipap

1. 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.

Definition of Genipap

1. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Genipap

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Genipap

1. The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceae. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish colour, and with dark purple juice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genipap

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genin
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genioglossi
genioglossus
genioglossus muscle
geniohyoid
geniohyoideus
genion
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genipa
genipap (current term)
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genista
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genistein
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Literary usage of Genipap

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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The fruit of G. brasiliensis furnishes a violet dye. A few of the species are in cultivation as evergreen stove plants. [MT MJ genipap. ..."

2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"Fruit, called genipap, is esculent ; its rind furnishes a bluish-black dye. ... Juice applied to the skin to protect it against insect stings. genipap. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... bearing a large inedible fruit called the seven-years apple, is a West Indian species that is also found in southern Florida. genipap (jen'i-pap), ». ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A few species bear an edible fruit, such as the ' genipap of South America, the nahil peach of Sierra Leone and the voa-vanga, a good dessert fruit in ..."

5. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"This belongs to the cinchona family, and produces the fruit called genipap or marmalade box. It is about the size of an orange, and has an agreeable flavor. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"genipap fruit of .South America, as large as an orange and agreeably flavoured, is obtained from a plant of this ..."

7. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The fruit of G. brasiliensis furnishes a violet dye. A few of the species are in cultivation as evergreen stove plants. [MT MJ genipap. ..."

8. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"Fruit, called genipap, is esculent ; its rind furnishes a bluish-black dye. ... Juice applied to the skin to protect it against insect stings. genipap. ..."

9. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... bearing a large inedible fruit called the seven-years apple, is a West Indian species that is also found in southern Florida. genipap (jen'i-pap), ». ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A few species bear an edible fruit, such as the ' genipap of South America, the nahil peach of Sierra Leone and the voa-vanga, a good dessert fruit in ..."

11. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1890)
"This belongs to the cinchona family, and produces the fruit called genipap or marmalade box. It is about the size of an orange, and has an agreeable flavor. ..."

12. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"genipap fruit of .South America, as large as an orange and agreeably flavoured, is obtained from a plant of this ..."

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