Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various tropical American passionflowers, especially Passiflora quadrangularis or P. ligularis, bearing edible fruit.
  • noun The egg-shaped, fleshy fruit of any of these plants.

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  • noun any of several Passion flowers of tropical America
  • noun the edible fruit of these plants

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, diminutive of granada, pomegranate, from Latin grānātum, from neuter of grānātus, seedy; see pomegranate.]

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  • 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