pomegranate

noun
pome·​gran·​ate | \ ˈpä-mə-ˌgra-nət How to pronounce pomegranate (audio) ; ˈpäm-ˌgra-nət, ˈpəm- How to pronounce pomegranate (audio) \

Definition of pomegranate

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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And astringent foods, such as lentils, beans, green apples, and pomegranate, help to balance pitta. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What Is the Ayurvedic Diet—and Can It Help You Lose Weight?," 12 Aug. 2019 Salty feta cheese, pungent scallions, and sweet-tart pomegranate seeds adorned the top of the dish for a colorful and tasty finish. Washington Post, "Barley makes up the base for this unique, toothy salad," 1 July 2019 Method 2: Score the pomegranate into sections, then whack it. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's the Best Way to Seed a Pomegranate," 3 Oct. 2018 Salty feta cheese, pungent scallions, and sweet-tart pomegranate seeds adorned the top of the dish for a colorful and tasty finish. Washington Post, "Barley makes up the base for this unique, toothy salad," 1 July 2019 The waiter served them each a glass of fizzy, blue-tinged soda with a gummy shark floating on top, then handed them tiny cups of pomegranate juice. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Try a Catalina Island adventure with the kids," 15 Aug. 2019 Salty feta cheese, pungent scallions, and sweet-tart pomegranate seeds adorned the top of the dish for a colorful and tasty finish. Washington Post, "Barley makes up the base for this unique, toothy salad," 1 July 2019 Salty feta cheese, pungent scallions, and sweet-tart pomegranate seeds adorned the top of the dish for a colorful and tasty finish. America’s Test Kitchen, The Denver Post, "Barley makes up the base for this unique, toothy salad," 1 Aug. 2019 At a recent dinner, the lineup, which arrived in a painter’s palette of colors, included parsnip chips with honey ricotta, carrots in a pomegranate vinaigrette and pickled beets. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Restaurant review: At Spuntino, a meal is something to be savored and shared," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of pomegranate

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pomegranate

Middle English poumgrenet, from Anglo-French pome garnette, literally, seedy fruit

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pomegranate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pomegranate

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

pomegranate

noun
pome·​gran·​ate | \ ˈpä-mə-ˌgra-nət How to pronounce pomegranate (audio) , ˈpäm-ˌgra-\

Kids Definition of pomegranate

: a reddish fruit that has a thick leathery skin and many seeds in a pulp of tart flavor and that grows on a tropical Asian tree

pomegranate

noun
pome·​gran·​ate | \ ˈpäm-(ə-)ˌgran-ət How to pronounce pomegranate (audio) , ˈpəm-ˌgran- How to pronounce pomegranate (audio) \

Medical Definition of pomegranate

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