from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American passionflowers, especially Passiflora quadrangularis, bearing edible fruit.
- n. The egg-shaped, fleshy fruit of such a plant.
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- n. any of several Passion flowers of tropical America
- n. the edible fruit of these plants
Spanish, diminutive of granada, pomegranate, from Latin grānātum, from neuter of grānātus, seedy; see pomegranate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)