may·​pop ˈmā-ˌpäp How to pronounce maypop (audio)
: a climbing perennial passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southern U.S. with a large ovoid yellow edible but insipid berry
also : its fruit

Examples of maypop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hopefully, the gorgeous flower of the native maypop (Passiflora incarnata), which is the center’s logo, will be in bloom., 27 Sep. 2017

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Word History


alteration of maracock, perhaps from Virginia Algonquian

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maypop was in 1851

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“Maypop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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