- 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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Mr. Caruthers has brought a root of mint and some cuttings of granadilla, which have been set out along the arbor.The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
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Granadilla, gran-a-dil′a, n. the edible fruit of a species of passion-flower.
The Granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis) is about the size of an apple, but rather oblong.
The Granadilla is a shrub or bush, and it twines round the trunks of trees, or climbs up the walls of the Ranchos.
Sapadilla is really a fruit something like a medlar, but the name is given to all sorts of fruit, notably Granadilla.Jamaican Song and Story
- 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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