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passionflower

noun pas·sion·flow·er \ˈpa-shən-ˌfla(-ə)r\

: a tall plant with large flowers and berries that are often eaten as fruit

Full Definition of PASSIONFLOWER

:  any of a genus (Passiflora of the family Passifloraceae, the passionflower family) of chiefly tropical woody tendriled climbing vines or erect herbs with usually showy flowers and pulpy often edible berries
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Origin of PASSIONFLOWER

from the fancied resemblance of parts of the flower to the instruments of Christ's crucifixion
First Known Use: 1633

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