granadilla

granadilla

[gran-uh-dil-uh]
noun
1.
the edible fruit of any of several species of passionflower, especially Passiflora edulis (purple granadilla) or P. quadrangularis (giant granadilla)
2.
any of the plants yielding these fruits.
Also, grenadilla.


Origin:
1605–15; < Spanish granadilla, diminutive of granada pomegranate

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granadilla (ˌɡrænəˈdɪlə)
 
n
1.  any of various passionflowers, such as Passiflora quadrangularis (giant granadilla), that have edible egg-shaped fleshy fruit
2.  Also called: passion fruit the fruit of such a plant
 
[C18: from Spanish, diminutive of granada pomegranate, from Late Latin grānātum]

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