granadilla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n granadilla the egg-shaped edible fruit of tropical American vines related to passionflowers
    • n granadilla Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit
    • n granadilla considered best for fruit
    • n granadilla tropical American passionflower yielding the large granadilla fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Granadilla (Bot) 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Granadilla gran-a-dil′a the edible fruit of a species of passion-flower.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., dim. of granada, pomegranate. See Grenade Garnet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.

Usage

In literature:

After awhile she went down the ladder and brought up grapes and granadillas, and four candles.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Pale-green granadillas crowned the feast.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
GRANADILLA polyphyllos, fructu ovato.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I" by William Curtis
Kind o' granadillas, eh?
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
The granadilla is easily grown from seed, and the plants are trained on an overhead trellis, the fruit hanging down on the underside.
"Fruits of Queensland" by Albert Benson
Bananas, chirimoyas, superb granadillas, pomegranates, camotes, &c., grow here in luxuriant abundance.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
And beneath, for contrast, the brilliance of convolvuli and granadillas opposed the tender green.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
Sapadilla is really a fruit something like a medlar, but the name is given to all sorts of fruit, notably Granadilla.
"Jamaican Song and Story" by Walter Jekyll
The granadilla is sometimes grown in British hothouses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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