maypop

noun
may·pop | \ˈmā-ˌpäp \

Definition of maypop 

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

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Hopefully, the gorgeous flower of the native maypop (Passiflora incarnata), which is the center’s logo, will be in bloom. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Go wild on a South Florida native-garden tour on Sunday," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of maypop

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maypop

alteration of maracock, perhaps from Virginia Algonquian

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