passion fruit

noun

Definition of passion fruit

: the edible fruit of a passionflower especially : the small roundish purple or yellow fruit of a Brazilian passionflower (Passiflora edulis) grown commercially in warmer parts of the U.S. — compare granadilla

Examples of passion fruit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta bottled in Mexico – flavored with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup — are sold as well, as are horchata and passion fruit juice. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Morán, new Salvadoran restaurant in Manchester, builds on success of Hartford food truck," 6 Apr. 2021 It is then hopped with Citra, which includes tropical fruit notes such as mango, passion fruit and papaya. Fox News, "'Emotional Support Beer' has become a reality after last year's viral joke," 31 Mar. 2021 Waimānalo Market Co-op sells a juice of passion fruit and kava—a plant whose roots are used for its relaxing and mouth-numbing properties. Whitney Robinson, Travel + Leisure, "Here’s Where to Find the Best Handmade Crafts on Oahu, From Jewelry to Ukuleles to Panama Hats," 22 Mar. 2021 The light-reflecting properties of passion fruit oil. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, "The Best New Shampoo For Your Hair Type, According to Experts," 15 Mar. 2021 This lovely Sauv Blanc is great, with fragrant aromas of lime, mineral, passion fruit, apples, white stone fruit, all perfect for Spring. Aly Walansky, Forbes, "10 Great Wines To Transition From Winter To Spring," 1 Mar. 2021 Especially when his chocolatier Joshua Werner is at work turning out exquisite bonbons (six pieces for $15, 12 for $30) that range from coffee-cardamom to passion fruit-mango-coconut. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Here are 10 local ideas for all-chocolate Valentine's Day celebrations," 5 Feb. 2021 Or, consider these lime and Thai-basil shortbreads with a passion fruit glaze. Washington Post, "8 sweet and savory shortbread cookies to pair with tea, coffee or wine," 21 Dec. 2020 For a taste of Hawaii, a box of warm malasadas with flavors like passion fruit and guava at WikiWiki donuts. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "We asked Alaska foodies for local-centric gift ideas. Here are dozens of their favorites.," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of passion fruit

1752, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Passion fruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passion%20fruit. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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passion fruit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of passion fruit

: a small round fruit that has many seeds and is often used to make juice

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