gran·​a·​dil·​la | \ˌgra-nə-ˈdi-lə, -ˈdē-(y)ə \

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

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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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