Definition of granadilla in English:

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granadilla

Pronunciation: /ˌɡranəˈdilə/
(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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: gran·a·dil·la

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