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Definition of "passionflower" [passionflower]

  • Any of various climbing, tendril-bearing, chiefly tropical American vines of the genus Passiflora, having large showy flowers with a fringelike crown and a conspicuous stalk that bears the stamens and pistil. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "passionflower" in a sentence
  • "The name passionflower may give you the wrong impression of this calming herb, which I consider to be one of the best herbal remedies for anxiety and insomnia."
  • "Usually passionflower is also involved; those are the two ingredients that will indeed knock you out."
  • "• Try a relaxing herbal supplement such as passionflower, hops and lemon balm."