Definition of Pasionaria in English:

Pasionaria

(also Pasionara)

noun

  • A popular female leader or figurehead for a political or other cause.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The New Statesman. From La Pasionaria, nickname of Dolores Ibárruri Gómez, Basque Communist leader renowned for her emotional oratory and colourful personality from Spanish pasionaria passion-flower from pasión + -aria.

Pronunciation

Pasionaria

/ˌpasjəˈnɑːrɪə/