Origin: earlier passeflower < MFr passefleur < passer, pass + fleur, flower, altered by assoc. with Fr pasque, Pasch
See pasqueflower in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (influenced by pasque, Easter, from their flowering in April)
Origin: of obsolete passeflower
Origin: , from French passefleur
Origin: : passer, to pass; see pass
Origin: + fleur, flower; see flower.
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