from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vine (Passiflora incarnata) of the southeast United States having purple and white flowers, three-lobed leaves, and edible yellow fruit.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of passionflower, purple in color, taxonomic name Passiflora incarnata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American Passiflora incarnata, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The passion-flower, or its fruit; properly, the fruit of Passiflora incarnata, which is of the size of a hen's egg and edible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. of southern United States; having an insipid berry the size of a hen egg
Alteration of maycock, from earlier maracock, perhaps of Virginia Algonquian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)