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

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The menu at this small coffee shop ranges from standard drinks to more unusual items, including the Iced Old Town Muddy, a combination of cafe latte with matcha and sugar, and the passion fruit iced tea. Katie Lockhart, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Places For Coffee in Bangkok," 18 Oct. 2018 Super hoppy, exploding with passion fruit and berries. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Finally, Light Beers That Aren’t Light on Flavor," 8 Aug. 2018 The couple grows avocados, plums, figs, mangos, passion fruit, lemon and limes on site. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Kiehl’s Heiress Slashes Price of Malibu Compound by $30 Million," 1 Nov. 2018 As for the menu, Croft Alley put together a decadent lunch with fresh burrata, farm house chicken, passion fruit panna cotta, and triple chocolate cookies. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Just 21 Awesome Photos of Issa Rae, Chrissy Metz, and More at Glamour x Tory Burch's Emmy Lunch," 16 Sep. 2018 The quieter Man-o-War Cay features a storied boat-building business, with the charming Man-o-War Heritage Museum offering rich archives on the island's families and its famous visitors — not to mention delicious passion fruit iced teas. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vacation Like the Royal Family in the Bahamas," 30 Aug. 2018 Her Sweet Whispers are crisp, yet airy little cookies with key lime, passion fruit, blackberry or raspberry preserves tucked inside; more flavors are on the way. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Light as Air and Filled With Flavor," 2 July 2018 Try the Tiger Lily, a refreshing, tropical fusion of Zacapa 23 rum, hibiscus, passion fruit, ginger beer and lime juice that’s part of a new cocktail and food menu that launched in spring 2018. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.," 27 Apr. 2018 The authors noted that the scent, which has notes of purple passion fruit, peony, and vanilla orchid, might have a masking effect that deters the winged biters. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Best Bug Sprays for a Bite-Proof Summer, According to the Pros," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of passion fruit

1752, in the meaning defined above

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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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