- See under granadilla(def 1).
- the edible fruit of any of several species of passionflower, especially Passiflora edulis (purple granadilla) or P. quadrangularis (giant granadilla).
- any of the plants yielding these fruits.
Origin of granadilla
1605–15; < Spanish granadilla, diminutive of granada pomegranate
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- any of various passionflowers, such as Passiflora quadrangularis (giant granadilla), that have edible egg-shaped fleshy fruit
- 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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