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granadilla


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Granadilla  \Grana*dil"la\,  n.  [Sp.,  dim.  of  granada  pomegranate. 
  See  {Grenade},  {Garnet}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  fruit  of  certain  species  of  passion  flower  (esp. 
  {Passiflora  quadrangularis})  found  in  Brazil  and  the  West 
  Indies.  It  is  as  large  as  a  child's  head,  and  is  a  good 
  dessert  fruit.  The  fruit  of  {Passiflora  edulis}  is  used  for 
  flavoring  ices. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  granadilla 
  n  1:  tropical  American  passionflower  yielding  the  large 
  granadilla  fruit  [syn:  {giant  granadilla},  {Passiflora 
  quadrangularis}] 
  2:  considered  best  for  fruit  [syn:  {sweet  granadilla},  {Passiflora 
  ligularis}] 
  3:  Brazilian  passionflower  cultivated  for  its  deep  purple  fruit 
  [syn:  {purple  granadillo},  {Passiflora  edulis}] 
  4:  the  egg-shaped  edible  fruit  of  tropical  American  vines 
  related  to  passionflowers 




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