Definition of Granadilla

1. Noun. Tropical American passionflower yielding the large granadilla fruit.


2. Noun. Considered best for fruit.

3. Noun. Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit.

4. Noun. The egg-shaped edible fruit of tropical American vines related to passionflowers.

Definition of Granadilla

1. n. The fruit of certain species of passion flower (esp. Passiflora quadrangularis) found in Brazil and the West Indies. It is as large as a child's head, and is a good dessert fruit. The fruit of Passiflora edulis is used for flavoring ices.

Definition of Granadilla

1. Noun. any of several Passion flowers of tropical America ¹

2. Noun. the edible fruit of these plants ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Granadilla

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Medical Definition of Granadilla

1. The fruit of certain species of passion flower (especially. Passiflora quadrangularis) found in Brazil and the West Indies. It is as large as a child's head, and is a good dessert fruit. The fruit of Passiflora edulis is used for flavoring ices. Origin: Sp, dim. Of granada pomegranate. See Grenade, Garnet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granadilla

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granadilla (current term)
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Literary usage of Granadilla

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1. Three Years in the Pacific: Including Notices of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (1834)
"The granadilla is the fruit of the passion flower, (passiflora caerulea,) which is ... The granadilla is oval in shape, or rather egg-like, and has a smooth ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"granadilla pent aphy Ив!, ... granadilla f¡elida,folio tri- ... and an oblong Leaf, called by the Inhabitants of Barbados, Water-* lemon. 8. granadilla ..."

3. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1826)
"THE granadilla, or, as it is called by the South American Spaniards, Purchas, is a well known West Indian fruit, produced by various kinds of passiflora, ..."

4. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"THE PURPLE granadilla (Plate X) (Passiflora edulis, ... The most important one is the purple granadilla, P. edulis, known in Australia, where its culture is ..."

5. A Miscellany of American Poetry (1920)
"granadilla I CUT myself upon the thought of you And yet I come back to it again and again. A kind of fury makes me want to draw you out From the dimness of ..."

6. Rides and Studies in the Canary Islands by Charles Edwardes (1888)
"... of the clouds—The doctor and his daughter—A morning outlook—Flower customs—The Eve of St. John—granadilla—Its oranges—A sturdy gentleman ..."

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