pomegranate
noun Etymology: Middle English poumgrenet, from Anglo-French pome garnette, literally, seedy fruit Date: 14th century 1. a several-celled reddish berry that is about the size of an orange with a thick leathery skin and many seeds with pulpy crimson arils of tart flavor 2. a widely cultivated tropical Asian tree (Punica granatum of the family Punicaceae) bearing pomegranates

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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