passion-flower love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant of the genus Passiflora.

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Examples

  • So the part that goes singing through my head is this: "There has fallen a splendid tear / From the passion-flower at the gate," which I think goes singing through someone's head, Mrs. Ramsey's or Lily Briscoe's or someone's.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Ether de Lilas Blanc sur Feuillage Tendre, built around a note of white lilac syringa vulgaris alba, and also featuring the notes of passion-flower, orange blossom, bark, mandarin, lilac, leaves, iris and musk, is perhaps my favorite of the three.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Knight was sitting under a great passion-flower observing the scene.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Others brought yams, cocoa-nuts, oranges, onions, pumpkins, early pineapples, and even the great delicious granadilla, the fruit of the large passion-flower.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Passing behind a wooden fence which was a tangle of passion-flower, she opened the door of the fowl-house, and out strutted the mother-hen followed by her pretty brood.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • Nor must the passion-flower be forgotten -- and against its mystic darkness set the china pink clusters of the oleander.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • It was winter, and the clematis and passion-flower were not there; but there were the same walks her feet had so often pressed, and the same trees which had so often shaded her as she passed through the garden at the back of the house.

    Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States

  • The passion-flower peony, dahlia, laburnum, and other plant, so abundant in warm climates, under the tasteful hand of Isabella, lavished their beauty upon this retired spot, and miniature paradise.

    Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States

  • Later in the season come the brilliant trumpet-flower, the passion-flower, and innumerable others.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • Up one standard an ipomea twined closely; another pillar was hidden by the luxuriance of a trumpet-honeysuckle; whilst a third was thickly covered by an immense passion-flower.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

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