Definition of granadilla in US English:


(also grenadilla)


  • A passion fruit, or the fruit of a related plant.

    This fruit comes from plants of the genus Passiflora, family Passifloraceae, including the giant granadilla (P. quadrangularis), which has large pale fruits

    • ‘A pale orange hue marks my favorite, the granadilla drink, made from a passion fruit species native to Central America.’
    • ‘The names granadilla and water lemon are also used of the fruits of this group, overlapping with the name passion-fruit in a way which necessitates treating them all together.’
    • ‘One of the best perks of the buffet is regional produce, including the granadilla, a yellowish-green fruit with sweet, pomegranate-like seeds.’


Late 16th century: Spanish, diminutive of granada ‘pomegranate’.