maypop

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noun may·pop \ˈmā-ˌpäp\

Definition of maypop

  1. :  a climbing perennial passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southern U.S. with a large ovoid yellow edible but insipid berry; also :  its fruit

Origin and Etymology of maypop

alteration of maracock, perhaps from Virginia Algonquian


First Known Use: 1851


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