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granadilla

[ gran-uh-dil-uh ]
/ ˌgræn əˈdɪl ə /
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noun
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.
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Also grenadilla.

Origin of granadilla

1605–15; <Spanish granadilla, diminutive of granada pomegranate
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British Dictionary definitions for granadilla

granadilla
/ (ˌɡrænəˈdɪlə) /

noun
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

Word Origin for granadilla

C18: from Spanish, diminutive of granada pomegranate, from Late Latin grānātum
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