passionflower

noun
pas·​sion·​flow·​er | \ ˈpa-shən-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce passionflower (audio) \

Definition of passionflower

: any of a genus (Passiflora of the family Passifloraceae, the passionflower family) of chiefly tropical woody tendriled climbing vines or erect herbs with usually showy flowers and pulpy often edible berries

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Examples of passionflower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ingredients in these treats include chamomile, passionflower, and L-theanine. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 May 2022 The tincture is elegantly flavored with relaxing and lavender and passionflower, while the soft gels provide a consistent dose with every capsule. Sophie Saint Thomas, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Coral vine is several times more aggressive than the native passionflower. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Sep. 2021 Each patch is infused with 15mg of industrial hemp extract along with other soothing botanicals such as passionflower and ashwagandha to provide stress relief for up to 12 hours. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Other ingredients include organic ginger root, organic passionflower, L-tryptophan (which our bodies change to serotonin), and valerian root. Andrea Navarro, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2021 The passionflower and lemon balm promote restful sleep and soothes mild anxiety, while also combatting inflammation. Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, 4 Apr. 2020 Purple passionflower and milkweed are among the plants incorporated specifically to attract butterflies and serve as a comfortable breeding ground. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 23 Jan. 2020 The entrance to the house is defined by an arched tunnel supporting kiwi vines, cardinal flowers and a hardy passionflower. Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of passionflower

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for passionflower

from the fancied resemblance of parts of the flower to the instruments of Christ's crucifixion

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The first known use of passionflower was in 1633

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Dictionary Entries Near passionflower

passioned

passionflower

passionflower family

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Passionflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passionflower. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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