purple granadilla


  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.

Origin of granadilla

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


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