grenadine

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noun gren·a·dine \ˌgre-nə-ˈdēn, ˈgre-nə-ˌ\

Definition of grenadine

  1. 1 :  an open-weave fabric of various fibers

  2. 2 :  a moderate reddish orange

  3. 3 :  a syrup flavored with pomegranates and used in mixed drinks

Origin and Etymology of grenadine

French, from grenade coarse silk fabric, pomegranate


First Known Use: 1852


GRENADINE Defined for English Language Learners

grenadine

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noun gren·a·dine \ˌgre-nə-ˈdēn, ˈgre-nə-ˌ\

Definition of grenadine for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet liquid that is made from a type of red fruit (called a pomegranate) and that is used in alcoholic drinks


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