Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as granadilla.

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  • noun A plant found in Africa, Dalbergia melanoxylon, used for timber and whose fruit is edible.

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Examples

  • The grenadilla is the fruit of one of the passion-flowers

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • For example, the African blackwood (also called grenadilla or mpingo) in grown in Tanzania and

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  • I'm not sure I even covered the boxwood-vs.-grenadilla discussion in Woodwind Pedagogy class in grad school for which I had to assemble a righteous collection of notecards.

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  • But I will nobly resist the temptation to tell egg stories and industriously catalogue the sour-sop, guava, grenadilla, aubergine or garden-egg, yam, and sweet potato.

    Travels in West Africa

  • And then when the liana ran down again to the ground the difficulty of picking it out under the mass of lycopods, large-leaved heliconias, rosy-tasseled calliandras, rhipsalas encircling it like the thread on an electric reel, between the knots of the large white ipomas, under the fleshy stems of the vanilla, and in the midst of the shoots and branchlets of the grenadilla and the vine.

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  • Two of the passion fruits covered in Lost Crops of the Incas are the sweet grenadilla, Passiflora ligularis, also called sweet passion fruit and the purple passion fruit, Passiflora edulis.

    2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics

  • Most striking of all are the passion-flowers, purple, scarlet, or pale pink; the purple ones have an exquisite perfume, and they all produce an agreeable fruit, the grenadilla of the West Indies.

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  • Parrots were chattering in the acacia and in the Otaheite plum tree, with its bright pink blossoms like tassels, and flanking the negro huts by the river were bowers of grenadilla fruit.

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  • Parrots were chattering in the acacia and in the Otaheite plum tree, with its bright pink blossoms like tassels, and flanking the negro huts by the river were bowers of grenadilla fruit.

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  • Parrots were chattering in the acacia and in the Otaheite plum tree, with its bright pink blossoms like tassels, and flanking the negro huts by the river were bowers of grenadilla fruit.

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