from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fruit of various American passion flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of certain American passion-flowers, especially of the ‘may-pop,’ Passiflora incarnata, native of Virginia, and the granadilla, P. quadrangularis, of Brazil and the West Indies; also the plant itself.
Perhaps from Powhatan. (Wiktionary)