maracock

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Powhatan.

Noun[edit]

maracock (plural maracocks)

  1. (historical) The fruit of various American passionflowers, probably Passiflora incarnata and Passiflora lutea.
    • 1612, John Smith, Map of Virginia, in Kupperman 1988, p. 139:
      They plant also Maracocks a wild fruit like a lemmon, which also increase infinitely.