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maypop

[mey-pop]
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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 of maypop

1850–55, Americanism; probably taboo deformation of earlier maycock, earlier maracock, perhaps < Virginia Algonquian
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