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  • n. Plural form of passiflora.

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Examples

  • The cascarilleros, however, objected that its tufts of canes and passifloras offered no promise for their researches.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • The palm-trees occupy conspicuous positions amidst skilfully-grouped dracænas, ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, passifloras, and a myriad of other curious vegetable productions of the equatorial world.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • In the latter position, suitable plants for drooping would be: tropeolums, (A) passifloras, (A) the single petunias, sweet alyssum, lobelias, verbenas, mesembryanthemums.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Sitting in the white-paved pergola at Montecito. with overhead a leafy shelter of pink-flowered passifloras, looking out over the little lake, its surface dotted with water-lilies, its banks fringed with drooping shrubs and vines, the hum of the bee and the bird in the air -- I looked down over a wonderful collection of nearly 200 rare palms and listened to the music that floated up from their waving branches like that of a thousand silken-stringed eolian harp; and there came into my mind visions of a people that shall be strong with the strength of great hills, calm with the calm of a fair sea, united as are at last the palm and the pine, mighty with the presence of God.

    The California Birthday Book

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