passion fruit


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 Vivian Brandt, aka Auntie Viv, uses a Swan shaver and housemade fruit syrups in flavors like guava and passion fruit, with snow cap and li hing mui powder add-ons, just like on the islands. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Bay Area adventures for that mid-summer bucket list," 7 July 2019 Her signature cochinita pibil (slow-roasted achiote pork) tacos are joined by shredded poblano chicken tacos, vegetables in a vegan mole; passion fruit ceviche; red snapper aguachile; and tuna tostada with avocado and morita chile mayonnaise. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Politan Row dining hall in Rice Village," 7 Nov. 2019 Mouat has addressed that by taking discarded passion fruit and making a sour IPA, and discarded bananas and making a banana rum. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "Bananas that last forever? Extending shelf life is a key weapon in the battle against food waste, and one Chicago startup is on the front lines.," 27 Nov. 2019 But the best aspect of this one is the top layer of lilikoi (passion fruit) foam. Susanne Fowler,, "Bar hopping on Oahu in search of a tropical treasure: the best mai tai," 9 Dec. 2019 The formula also boasts acai pulp to hydrate and firm skin, passion fruit seed oil to protect against environmental damage, and sesame seed oil to plump the skin for a youthful look. Christie Calucchia,, "This Is the Anti-Aging Body Oil Lea Michele Uses to Hydrate and Firm Her Skin," 26 Sep. 2019 Northstar Frosé Blanc: Frozen blend of guava purée; lemon, orange and passion fruit juices; and Round Lake Winery’s Skinny Dipping Tropical Passion white wine. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 Add the rum, mezcal, bitters, lime juice, passion fruit liqueur and ginger syrup. Sonia Rao,, "Summer cocktail recipes to expand your happy hour horizons," 29 June 2018 The government expects banana production to return to pre-Maria levels, and, to ensure food security, distributed seeds to farmers for other staple crops like dasheen, yams, potatoes, and passion fruit, which are are sold locally. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "This Caribbean island is on track to become the world’s first 'hurricane-proof' country," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of passion fruit

1752, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passion fruit was in 1752

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5 Feb 2020

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“Passion fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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