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maypop

[mey-pop] /ˈmeɪˌpɒp/
noun
1.
the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S.
2.
the plant itself.
3.
South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.
Origin
Virginia Algonquian
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; probably taboo deformation of earlier maycock, earlier maracock, perhaps < Virginia Algonquian
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