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

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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 At the Wolfgang Puck Wok Stir Fry Station, guests can expect delicacies like stir fried coconut rice with heirloom vegetables and aromatic herbs, pork and shrimp stir fry with passion fruit glaze, and beef and snap peas on green papaya salad. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Wolfgang Puck Catering’s Summer Menu Offers a Taste of Paradise," 26 June 2018 Something new: Create Your Nature is also offering the Yellow Submarine Smoothie, a mix of mangoes, bananas, pineapples, mint, ginger and passion fruit, for a limited time this summer. Lauren Delgado,, "Celebrate the start of summer with these Orlando eats, drinks," 21 June 2018 Their Precious Hair Care Oil ($100; contains a nourishing combo of passion fruit and shea and moringa oils to smooth the cuticle and keep tresses healthy. Lisa Desantis,, "These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Day," 14 June 2018 An addition of passion fruit boosts the floral character of the pisco itself. Maggie Hoffman,, "Meet School Night, Dogpatch’s weeknight-only bar," 13 June 2018 Sarah Boisjoli, formerly at Estela and Café Altro Paradiso, is devising cocktails, including slushies, inspired by the desert oasis — like the Lawn Flamingo combining mezcal, Campari, pineapple and passion fruit. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Matthew Kenney’s Latest, Nodding to Japan, Opens in the East Village," 1 May 2018

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1752, in the meaning defined above

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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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