Definition of granadilla in English:

granadilla

Syllabification: gran·a·dil·la
Pronunciation: /ˌgranəˈdilə, -ˈdēyə
 
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(also grenadilla)

noun

  • A passion fruit, or the fruit of a related plant.
    • This fruit comes from plants of the genus Passiflora, family Passifloraceae, including the giant granadilla (P. quadrangularis), which has large pale fruits
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    • One of the best perks of the buffet is regional produce, including the granadilla, a yellowish-green fruit with sweet, pomegranate-like seeds.
    • The names granadilla and water lemon are also used of the fruits of this group, overlapping with the name passion-fruit in a way which necessitates treating them all together.
    • A pale orange hue marks my favorite, the granadilla drink, made from a passion fruit species native to Central America.

Origin

late 16th century: Spanish, diminutive of granada 'pomegranate'.

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