) KEY NOUN:
In both senses also called genip, marmalade box.
- 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.
- The reddish-brown fruit of this plant.
, from Tupi jenipapo
, from yandi-ipab
, genipap fruit