granadilla

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

Definition of granadilla

  1. 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. 2 :  a passionflower that produces granadillas

Origin and Etymology of granadilla

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


First Known Use: 1613

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