Maypop meaning

mā'pŏp'
A passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southeast United States having purple and white flowers, three-lobed leaves, and edible oval yellow fruit.
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The fruit of this plant.
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The small, yellow, edible fruit of a passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) growing in the S U.S.
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The plant itself.
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A type of passionflower, purple in color, taxonomic name Passiflora incarnata.
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Origin of maypop

  • Alteration (perhaps influenced by pop) of earlier maycock alteration (influenced by May) of earlier maracock perhaps of Virginia Algonquian origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition