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gen·i·pap  audio  (jn-pp) KEY 

NOUN:
In both senses also called genip, marmalade box.
  1. 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.
  2. The reddish-brown fruit of this plant.

ETYMOLOGY:
Portuguese genipapo, from Tupi jenipapo, from yandi-ipab, genipap fruit


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