granadilla

noun
gran·​a·​dil·​la | \ ˌgra-nə-ˈdi-lə How to pronounce granadilla (audio) , -ˈdē-(y)ə How to pronounce granadilla (audio) \

Definition of granadilla

1 : any of various usually egg-shaped to football-shaped passion fruits (especially of Passiflora quadrangularis and P. edulis) that have juicy aromatic pulp
2 : 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, "Food Culture Is Alive And Well In Cali, Colombia," 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, "Virginia Ashe & Ian Ross Embraced All Things Tropical For Their Wedding Weekend in Cartagena," 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, "Bogotá, Colombia, Is an Irresistible Dining Destination," 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of granadilla

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for granadilla

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

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“Granadilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granadilla. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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