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
Recent Examples of pomegranate from the Web
Add a splash of pomegranate juice and enjoy your summer.
Then it's topped with caramelized onions, extra feta, pomegranate sauce, and watercress for a colorful and gourmet meal that's easy to make and loaded with flavors that come together perfectly.
For example, lemons and thyme in Italy; pineapples, orchids, and camellias in the tropics; or pomegranates, grapes, oranges, jasmine, irises, marigolds, and some orange lilies in Morocco.
Something I%u2019ve never had before or since %u2014 tender beef meatballs in a pomegranate and beet broth, almost like a Kurdish version of matzoh ball soup.
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Origin and Etymology of pomegranate
Middle English poumgrenet, from Anglo-French pome garnette, literally, seedy fruit
First Known Use: 14th century
POMEGRANATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pomegranate for English Language Learners
: a round, red fruit that has a thick skin and many large seeds
POMEGRANATE Defined for Kids
Definition of pomegranate for Students
: 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
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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