passion fruit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n passion fruit egg-shaped tropical fruit of certain passionflower vines; used for sherbets and confectionery and drinks
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Quotations

  • Roman Polanski
    Roman Polanski
    “If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.”

Usage

In literature:

The passion-fruit ices really are rather special.
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
And if self-love is the fruitful mother of all our passions, then sensuality is surely her eldest son.
"Bunyan Characters First Series" by Alexander Whyte
If she had been like all the other women in whose company he had eaten passion-fruit, he would not have felt this carking humiliation.
"Beyond" by John Galsworthy
He watched the age when the passions ripen, and he grasped at the fruit which his training sought to mature.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Yams and guavas, with wild passion fruit, made a breakfast and dinner as we clawed our way in pursuit.
"The White Waterfall" by James Francis Dwyer
A sense of enfranchisement, of passionate enlargement, upheld her, as of a life coming to its fruit.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The fruit, however, of passion, is misery; (and) the fruit of Darkness is ignorance.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Inglis and the man who wanted her were at least slaves of some passion that was the fruit of their affairs.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
But this passion, which is the fruit of zeal, has three features which make it impossible to confound it with the other.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
So passionately fond of this fruit is he that he devotes a part of the year to cultivating blackberries on his Wisconsin farm.
"The House" by Eugene Field
The papaw and the passion fruit belong to this same order.
"Fruits of Queensland" by Albert Benson
Natives of all classes are passionately fond of this fruit, and almost subsist on it when in plenty.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
One of the lyrics, a sonnet in Alexandrines, is the fruit of a real human passion.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
It is of their passionate fondness for tree and fruit and flower that such humanizing results are born.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Every man has a devouring passion in his heart, as every fruit has its worm; that of the man at the telegraph was horticulture.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
He bellowed oaths, blasphemies, obscenities even, the fruits of instinctive passions and automatic to his wrath.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Is this that transient passion which men enjoy as they bite at doubtful fruits and throw them away when tasted?
"Rule of the Monk" by Giuseppe Garibaldi
Man has an almost universal passion for the oral transmission of the fruits of his mental activity.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge
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In poetry:

Not fruits nor wines that tempt our taste,
Nor all the joys our senses know,
Could make me so divinely blest,
Or raise my cheerful passions so.
"Psalm 63" by Isaac Watts
Ah, the grey Dawn seems more than desolate,
And the past night of passion worse than waste,
Love but a useless flower, that soon or late,
Turns to a fruit with bitter aftertaste.
"The Window Overlooking The Harbour" by Laurence Hope
Faith does that pardon, with its fruits, obtain,
Which Christ for us did by his passion gain;
And, in the supper he so freely gives,
Faith, Christ with all his righteousness receives.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
I had studied the lore in her maiden-like ways,
And the large-hearted love of my Annie was won,
‘Ere Summer had passed into passionate days,
Or Autumn made ready her fruits for the Sun.
"Sunset" by Henry Kendall
"My father who's not my own, sends word
I'm to stay here, sir, where I belong!"
Next a writing came: "Since the child was the fruit
Of your passions brute,
Pray take her, to right a wrong."
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
See here the fruit of wandering eyes,
Of worldly longings to be wise,
Of Passion dwelling on forbidden sweets:
Ye lawless glances, freely rove;
Ruin below and wrath above
Are all that now the wildering fancy meets.
"Sexegesima Sunday" by John Keble

In news:

From passion -- fruit and flowers -- to enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
From passion -- fruit and flowers -- to enlightenment.
JACQUES TORRES turns out 25,000 pieces of chocolate a day -- creamy Champagne truffles, crackly bars of butter crunch, tiny hearts filled with passion fruit purée.
Passion flowers, a prelude to passion fruit , have an astonishing look, unmatched by any other floral display.
Honest Tea's first zero-calorie beverage, Passion Fruit Green Tea, is moving to a glass bottle.
It will be hitting the shelves in March with a refreshed recipe, brewed with Fair Trade Certified green tea leaves, sweetened with organic stevia and infused with passion fruit and tangy hibiscus for a delicate flavor.
500 g Rhubarb, washed, chopped 6 Strawberries, juilenned 1L Water 1 Mango, peeled, pitted, julienned 125g Sugar 2 Passion fruit, seeds only 100g Grenadine 12 Mint sprigs.
1 bottle inexpensive champagne 1 cup champagne vinegar 3 cups passion fruit juice 1 Tbsp.
Crack open a bottle, and you'd swear the beer had been loaded with gooseberries, lychees and passion fruit — an impression that continues when sipping the golden, aromatic and slightly bitter brew .
The purple passion fruit pairs well with other fruits and makes an appealing topping for ice cream, cakes or cheesecake.
Halve the passion fruits , scoop out the seeds and fruit and add to the blender.
Halve the passion fruits over a sieve set over a bowl to catch any juices and scoop the seeds and pulp into the sieve.
Honest Tea's first zero-calorie beverage, Passion Fruit Green Tea , is moving to a glass bottle.
Kitchen 305 invites the romantics among us to rev things up with cocktails crafted from X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, a blend of vodka, blood oranges, mangoes and passion fruit.
Dig Pale Ale is New Belgium's 2012 spring seasonal brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Cascade and Centennial hops, which give the beer flavors of passion fruit, mango and peach.
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