pomegranate

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pome·gran·ate

noun \ˈpä-mə-ˌgra-nət; ˈpäm-ˌgra-nət, ˈpəm-\

: a round, red fruit that has a thick skin and many large seeds

Full Definition of POMEGRANATE

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:  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
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:  a widely cultivated tropical Asian tree (Punica granatum of the family Punicaceae) bearing pomegranates

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Origin of POMEGRANATE

Middle English poumgrenet, from Anglo-French pome garnette, literally, seedy fruit
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

pome·gran·ate

noun \ˈpäm-(ə-)ˌgran-ət, ˈpəm-ˌgran-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POMEGRANATE

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: a tart thick-skinned several-celled reddish berry that is about the size of an orange
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: a widely cultivated tropical Old World tree (Punica granatum of the family Punicaceae) bearing pomegranates and having bark and roots which were formerly used in dried form as a taeniacide

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pomegranate

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fruit of Punica granatum, a bush or small tree of Asia, which with a little-known species from the island of Socotra constitutes the family Punicaceae. Native to Iran and long cultivated around the Mediterranean and in India, it also grows in the warmer parts of the New World. The orange-sized and obscurely six-sided fruit has smooth, leathery, brownish yellow to red skin. Several chambers contain many thin, transparent vesicles of reddish, juicy pulp, each containing an angular, elongated seed. The fruit is eaten fresh, and the juice is the source of the grenadine syrup used in flavourings and liqueurs. The plant grows 16–23 ft (5–7 m) tall and has elliptical, bright green leaves and handsome orange-red flowers. Throughout the Orient, the pomegranate has since earliest times occupied a position of importance alongside the grape and the fig. It is mentioned in the Bible, by the Prophet Muhammad, and in Greek mythology.

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