from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Passiflora quadrangularis, which is sometimes as large as a child's head, and is much esteemed in tropical countries as a pleasant dessert-fruit.
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- n. considered best for fruit
- n. the egg-shaped edible fruit of tropical American vines related to passionflowers
- n. Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit
- n. tropical American passionflower yielding the large granadilla fruit
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Granadilla is the common species of Passiflora, ranging from central Mexico through central and western South America, through western Bolivia to south-central Peru.
The Granadilla is a shrub or bush, and it twines round the trunks of trees, or climbs up the walls of the
Mayor of Granadilla, Jaime Gonzalez Cejas, expessed surprise at the decree, saying that although it was locally acknowledged that the building did not comply with the new regulations, no one had expected a demolition order to be placed on such a well known and popular landmark.
Passion Fruit, Granadilla Passion fruits and the granadilla come from about a dozen species of vines of the genera Passiflora and Tacsonia, natives of tropical lowlands and subtropical highlands in South America.
The Granadilla (_Passiflora quadrangularis_) is about the size of an apple, but rather oblong.
Granadilla, and a number of other exotics, are successfully reared in the gardens of the wealthier inhabitants of the towns and villages; and within the last few years the peerless Mangustin of Malacca, the delicacy of which we can imagine to resemble that of perfumed snow, has been successfully cultivated in the gardens of Caltura and Colombo.
WHAT a beautiful display of vegetation is here before me! seemingly unlimited in extent and variety; how the dew-drops twinkle and play upon the fight, trembling on the tips of the lucid, green savanna, sparkling as the gem that flames on the turban of the Eastern prince; fee the pearly tears rolling off the buds of the expanding Granadilla*;
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
Granadilla and lucuma, which locals say only grows in Peru, are classics.
Granadilla: Their Majesties leave from the church at the top of the town at 6 p.m., in procession around the main streets of the town centre and later receive the children and dish out gifts in the municipal sports centre.
Granadilla Town Hall will, hopefully, know where it is.