maypop
noun Etymology: alteration of maracock, perhaps from Virginia Algonquian Date: 1851 a climbing perennial passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) of the southern United States with a large ovoid yellow edible but insipid berry; also its fruit

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  • Maypop — May pop, n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. maracock.] (Bot.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American {Passiflora incarnata}, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maypop — ☆ maypop [mā′päp΄ ] n. [altered < maracock < AmInd (Algonquian)] 1. the small, yellow, edible fruit of a passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) growing in the S U.S. 2. the plant itself …   English World dictionary

  • maypop — raudonžiedė pasiflora statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pasiflorinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, prieskoninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Passiflora incarnata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai).… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • maypop — /may pop /, n. 1. the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S. 2. the plant itself. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple. [1850 55, Amer.; prob. taboo deformation of earlier maycock, earlier maracock,… …   Universalium

  • maypop — noun A type of passionflower, purple in color, taxonomic name Passiflora incarnata …   Wiktionary

  • maypop — may·pop …   English syllables

  • maypop — may•pop [[t]ˈmeɪˌpɒp[/t]] n. 1) pln the edible fruit of a passion flower 2) pln passionflower • Etymology: 1850–55, amer.; from maycock, perh. < Virginia Algonquian …   From formal English to slang

  • maypop — noun of southern United States; having an insipid berry the size of a hen egg • Syn: ↑Passiflora incarnata • Hypernyms: ↑passionflower, ↑passionflower vine …   Useful english dictionary

  • maypop passionflower — raudonžiedė pasiflora statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pasiflorinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, prieskoninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Passiflora incarnata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai).… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Passiflora incarnata — Maypop May pop, n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. maracock.] (Bot.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American {Passiflora incarnata}, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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