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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 336 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GRANADILLA, the name applied to Passiflora quadrangularis, Linn., a plant of the natural order Passifloreae, a native of tropical America, having smooth, cordate, ovate or acuminate leaves; petioles bearing from 4 to 6 glands; an emetic and narcotic root; scented flowers; and a large, oblong fruit,. containing numerous seeds, imbedded in a subacid edible pulp. The granadilla is sometimes grown in British hothouses. The fruits of several other species of Passiflora are eaten. P. laurifolia is the " water lemon," and P. maliformis the " sweet calabash " of the West Indies.
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LUIS DE GRANADA (1504-1588)

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