Definitions

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

  • noun A passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southeast United States having purple and white flowers, three-lobed leaves, and edible oval yellow fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The passion-flower, or its fruit; properly, the fruit of Passiflora incarnata, which is of the size of a hen's egg and edible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American Passiflora incarnata, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of passionflower, purple in color, taxonomic name Passiflora incarnata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun of southern United States; having an insipid berry the size of a hen egg

Etymologies

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

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by pop) of earlier maycock, alteration (influenced by May) of earlier maracock, perhaps of Virginia Algonquian origin.]

Examples

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  • Native passionfruit of the Southeastern USA. The fruit pulp is dry and mealy but the fleshy aril covering the seeds is juicy and delicious.

    May 11, 2010

  • And also fun to say. Maypop. Maypop. Maypop.

    Plinth.

    May 14, 2010