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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as granadilla.


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  • 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 - Development Through Enterprise - Eradicating Poverty through Profit

  • 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.

    The white tree — late night version.

  • 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.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • 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.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 19 — Travel and Adventure

  • 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.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • We had not long to wait, for presently down the thing came and over it and the mound of earth and stones we had built beyond, began to pour a mob of white-robed and turbaned men whose mixed and tumultuous exit somehow reminded me of the pips and pulp being squeezed out of a grenadilla fruit.

    Allan and the Holy Flower

  • Here and there we found a European farm, marked in the distance by the waving tops of the gum-trees, with the low wooden house festooned by the brilliant mauve blossoms of the climbing bougainvillea, and the garden enclosed by hedges of grenadilla, whose fruit is much eaten in

    Impressions of South Africa


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