the edible fruit of certain passionflowers
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 granatum, from neuter of granatus, seedy; see pomegranate.