grenade
noun Etymology: Middle French, literally, pomegranate, from Late Latin granata, from Latin, feminine of granatus seedy, from granum grain — more at corn Date: 1591 a small missile that contains an explosive or a chemical agent (as tear gas, a flame producer, or a smoke producer) and that is thrown by hand or projected (as by a rifle or special launcher)

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  • Grenade — Gre*nade , n. [F. grenade a pomegranate, a grenade, or Sp. granada; orig., filled with seeds. So called from the resemblance of its shape to a pomegranate. See {Carnet}, {Grain} a kernel, and cf. {Pomegranate}.] (Min.) A hollow ball or shell of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grenade — ist der Name mehrerer geographischer Objekte in Frankreich: Grenade (Haute Garonne), Gemeinde im Département Haute Garonne Grenade sur l’Adour, Gemeinde im Département Landes Kanton Grenade im Département Haute Garonne Kanton Grenade sur l’Adour… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • grenade — (n.) small explosive shell, 1590s, earlier pomegranate (1520s), from M.Fr. grenade pomegranate (16c.), earlier grenate (12c.), from O.Fr. pomegrenate (influenced by Sp. granada); so called because the many seeded fruit suggested the powder filled …   Etymology dictionary

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  • grenade — index bomb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • grenade — ► NOUN ▪ a small bomb thrown by hand or launched mechanically. ORIGIN from Old French pome grenate pomegranate , also the original sense in English; the bomb was regarded as resembling a pomegranate …   English terms dictionary

  • grenade — [grə nād′] n. [Fr < OFr, pomegranate < L ( malum) granatum, (apple) with seeds, pomegranate < granatus, seedy < granum, seed, GRAIN] 1. a small bomb detonated by a fuze and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle 2. a glass container to… …   English World dictionary

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