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pomegranate

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noun pome·gran·ate \ˈpä-mə-ˌgra-nət; ˈpäm-ˌgra-nət, ˈpəm-\

Simple Definition of pomegranate

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

Full Definition of pomegranate

  1. 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. 2 :  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


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pomegranate

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noun pome·gran·ate \ˈpäm-(ə-)ˌgran-ət, ˈpəm-ˌgran-\

Medical Definition of pomegranate

  1. 1:  a tart thick-skinned several-celled reddish berry that is about the size of an orange

  2. 2:  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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