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/ˈpæʃ ənˌflaʊ ər/
any chiefly American climbing vine or shrub of the genus
having showy flowers and a pulpy berry or fruit that in some species is edible.
flower of the Passion; so named because the parts of the flower were imagined as symbolic of the objects and events of Christ's Passion
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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any passifloraceous plant of the tropical American genus
cultivated for their red, yellow, greenish, or purple showy flowers: some species have edible fruit
C17: so called from the alleged resemblance between parts of the flower and the instruments of Christ's crucifixion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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