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 Related Gin & Juice will be available in four flavors: apricot, citrus, melon and passion fruit. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 13 Feb. 2024 The mountainous chocolates usually have a splash of color at the peak or swirling around the body, a hint toward the Grand Marnier or passion fruit filling inside. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 8 Feb. 2024 At my feet, in a carry-on bag, sat several pounds of passion fruit, destined for yogurt, smoothies, and the jellies from Natasha Pickowicz’s cookbook. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 On our visit, the house cocktail (rum and vanilla with orange, lime and passion fruit juices) was interrupted by wafts of frankincense and clamor on the street below, where 100 men in black were carrying a Virgen through the night, the gilded figure flickering in the candlelight. Lisa Johnson, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023 After dessert, a passion fruit curd, guests weren’t really in any hurry to bid their farewells. Jamila Stewart, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2023 Her signature cake bars are topped with a rainbow of edible, pesticide-free flower petals, and come in flavors such as ube coconut, passion fruit, cookies and cream, and lavender lemon marble. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023 The unlimited passion fruit mojitos didn’t hurt, either. Alessandra Amodio, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2023 Look for mango and passion fruit flavors to join apricot and tart red currants in a virtual fruit salad on your palate. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passion fruit was in 1752

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“Passion fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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