Origin of granadillaSpanish from diminutive of granada, pomegranate from Classical Latin granatus, containing seeds from granum, seed: see grain
- Any of various tropical American passionflowers, especially Passiflora quadrangularis or P. ligularis, bearing edible fruit.
- The egg-shaped, fleshy fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of granadillaSpanish diminutive of granada pomegranate from Latin grānātum from neuter of grānātus seedy ; see pomegranate .
- Those indigenous to the country are the delicious chirimoyas, paltas or alligator pears, the paccay, a species of Inga, the lucma, and the granadilla or fruit of the passion-flower.
- This succulent berry is in some cases highly perfumed, and affords a delicate fruit for the dessert-table, as in the case of the "granadilla" (P. quadrangularis), P. edulis, P. macrocarpa, and various species of Tacsonia known as "curubas" in Spanish South America; P. laurifolia is the water-lemon, and P. maliformis the sweet calabash of the West Indies.