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granadilla

[ gran-uh-dil-uh ]

noun

  1. the edible fruit of any of several species of passionflower, especially Passiflora edulis purple granadilla or P. quadrangularis giant granadilla.
  2. any of the plants yielding these fruits.


granadilla

/ ˌɡrænəˈdɪlə /

noun

  1. any of various passionflowers, such as Passiflora quadrangularis ( giant granadilla ), that have edible egg-shaped fleshy fruit
  2. Also calledpassion fruit the fruit of such a plant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of granadilla1

1605–15; < Spanish granadilla, diminutive of granada pomegranate
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Word History and Origins

Origin of granadilla1

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

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.

"It is not like tinto granadilla and snow from the Peak when one has eaten much salt fish," he said.

Granadilla, gran-a-dil′a, n. the edible fruit of a species of passion-flower.

Mr. Caruthers has brought a root of mint and some cuttings of granadilla, which have been set out along the arbor.

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