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pas·sion·flow·er

or passion flower  (păsh′ən-flou′ər)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical tendril-bearing vines of the genus Passiflora, having large showy flowers with a fringelike crown and a conspicuous stalk bearing the stamens and pistil.

[So called because various parts were thought to recall the Passion—the filamentous corona being likened to the crown of thorns, the five anthers to the five wounds inflicted on Jesus, and the three bulbous stigmata of the pistils to the three nails used in the Crucifixion, for example .]
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Translations
fleur de la passion

passion flower

n (bot) pasiflora, pasionaria
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September here in Cyprus is connected with Passiflora caerula , the blue Passion Flower, a native of South America and part of the Festival of the Holy Cross, which is held in several places here including Stavrovouni and Omodos.
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| Passiflora Trowel and Fork (PS22.50, available from burgonandball.com and various garden centres nationwide) This stylish gardening gift set, featuring a Passiflora passion flower design, includes a message of love, as the trowel is engraved with a Gertrude Jekyll quote: 'The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies'.
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Pelton's Star Gazer, 1929, and Passion Flower, 1943, emanate from within their representational fields and conjure a radiant symbolic register.
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Club question Last week, Matt Stanton asked if the fruit on his passion flower was edible.