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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Fruit, shaped like maracas. One slices off the top like an egg, to reveal the fruit, which resembles a brain, floating in potable translucent juices within.

    Utterly delicious, one of the tastiest fruits the world has to offer.

    October 20, 2007