passion fruit

noun
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of passion fruit

1752


PASSION FRUIT Defined for English Language Learners

passion fruit

noun

Definition of passion fruit for English Language Learners

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


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