Pomegranate
Pomegranate Pome"gran`ate (?; 277), n. [OE. pomgarnet, OF. pome de grenate, F. grenade, L. pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See {Pome}, and {Garnet}, {Grain}.] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of the tree {Punica Granatum}; also, the tree itself (see {Balaustine}), which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a house plant in colder climates. The fruit is as large as an orange, and has a hard rind containing many rather large seeds, each one separately covered with crimson, acid pulp. [1913 Webster]

2. A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate. --Ex. xxviii. 33. [1913 Webster]


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  • POMEGRANATE — (Heb. רִמּוֹן, rimmon), the tree, Punica granatum, and its fruit. It is one of the seven choice fruits of Ereẓ Israel (Deut. 8:8), and among the fruits brought by the spies sent by Moses, as proof of the land s fertility (Num. 13:23). After the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • pomegranate — [päm′gran΄it, päm′əgran΄it; pum′gran′it] n. [ME pomegarnet < OFr pome granade < pome (see POME) + granade < L granatum, pomegranate, lit., having seeds, neut. of granatus < granum, seed, GRAIN] 1. a round fruit with a red, leathery… …   English World dictionary

  • pomegranate — (n.) early 14c., poumgarnet, from O.Fr. pome grenate, from M.L. pomum granatum, lit. apple with many seeds, from pome apple, fruit + grenate having grains, from L. granata, fem. of granatus, from granum grain. The Latin was malum granatum seeded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pomegranate — ► NOUN ▪ a round tropical fruit with a tough golden orange outer skin and sweet red flesh containing many seeds. ORIGIN from Latin pomum granatum apple having many seeds …   English terms dictionary

  • Pomegranate — For other uses, see Pomegranate (disambiguation). Pomegranate Punica granatum Fruit Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • pomegranate — /pom gran it, pom i , pum /, n. 1. a chambered, many seeded, globose fruit, having a tough, usually red rind and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes, the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acid flesh developed from the outer seed coat. 2.… …   Universalium

  • pomegranate — paprastasis granatmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Granatmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Punica granatum), paplitęs vakarų ir atogrąžų Azijoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (sultims) gaminti. atitikmenys:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pomegranate — [14] The pomegranate is etymologically the ‘many seeded apple’. The word’s ultimate ancestor was Latin mālum grānātum (mālum gave English malic ‘of apples’ [18], and grānātus was derived from grānum ‘seed’, source of English grain). In Vulgar… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pomegranate — UK [ˈpɒmɪˌɡrænət] / US [ˈpɑmˌɡrænət] noun [countable] Word forms pomegranate : singular pomegranate plural pomegranates a round fruit that has a hard skin and many thick seeds inside …   English dictionary

  • pomegranate — [14] The pomegranate is etymologically the ‘many seeded apple’. The word’s ultimate ancestor was Latin mālum grānātum (mālum gave English malic ‘of apples’ [18], and grānātus was derived from grānum ‘seed’, source of English grain). In Vulgar… …   Word origins

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