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maypop

[ mey-pop ]
/ ˈmeɪˌpɒp /
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noun

the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S.
the plant itself.
South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.

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Origin of maypop

1850–55, Americanism; probably taboo deformation of earlier maycock, earlier maracock, perhaps <Virginia Algonquian
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