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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun considered best for fruit
  • noun the egg-shaped edible fruit of tropical American vines related to passionflowers
  • noun Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit
  • noun tropical American passionflower yielding the large granadilla fruit

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