gran·​a·​dil·​la ˌgra-nə-ˈdi-lə How to pronounce granadilla (audio) -ˈdē-(y)ə How to pronounce granadilla (audio)
: any of various usually egg-shaped to football-shaped passion fruits (especially of Passiflora quadrangularis and P. edulis) that have juicy aromatic pulp
: a passionflower that produces granadillas

Examples of granadilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take some time to sample the exotic fruit, like tangy granadillas and guanabana, and salute the live chickens. Timothy J. Burger, Town & Country, 1 Oct. 2019 Tables were decorated with foliage and accented with exotic tropical fruits such as corozo, granadillas, watermelons, and pitayas. Bruno Rezza, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 May 2019 First-time visitors are almost guaranteed to get lost among the market’s mountains of Lulo fruits that look like stuffed roma tomatoes, syrupy granadillas, and fleshy Hall avocados the size of small footballs. Claudia McNeilly, Vogue, 14 Jan. 2018

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Word History


Spanish, diminutive of granada pomegranate, from Late Latin granata — more at grenade

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of granadilla was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Granadilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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