- the small, yellow, edible fruit of a passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) growing in the S U.S.
- the plant itself
Origin of maypopaltered ; from maracock ; from Amerindian (Algonquian)
- A passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southeast United States having purple and white flowers, three-lobed leaves, and edible oval yellow fruit.
- The fruit of this plant.
Origin of maypopAlteration (perhaps influenced by pop1) of earlier maycock, alteration (influenced by May) of earlier maracock, perhaps of Virginia Algonquian origin.