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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Examples of pomegranate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On top of that, the yogurt brand is announcing the return of favorite flavors to select markets: Passion fruit will be available for a limited time and pomegranate will now be back for good. Gowri Chandra, Travel + Leisure, 8 Aug. 2021 On top of that, the yogurt brand is announcing the return of favorite flavors to select markets: Passion fruit will be available for a limited time and pomegranate will now be back for good. Gowri Chandra, Travel + Leisure, 8 Aug. 2021 Rita Hills AVA, California: Overall pretty and elegant wine with vibrant flavors of pomegranate and cranberries with aromatic rose oil notes balanced by earthy forest floor and energetic acidity with structured tannins. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Reserve other pomegranate half in an airtight container in the fridge for another use. Rahaf Al Bochi, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 The germ of the book was triggered when Lakshmi’s real-life daughter, Krishna, came home several years ago craving a pomegranate. Mark Kennedy, Chron, 30 Aug. 2021 Return the squash to the bowl, add the hazelnuts, cilantro, the remaining olive oil, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, chile, garlic and salt and toss gently to combine. Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2021 On top of that, the yogurt brand is announcing the return of favorite flavors to select markets: Passion fruit will be available for a limited time and pomegranate will now be back for good. Danielle Pointdujour, Travel + Leisure, 4 Aug. 2021 On top of that, the yogurt brand is announcing the return of favorite flavors to select markets: Passion fruit will be available for a limited time and pomegranate will now be back for good. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 15 July 2021

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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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The first known use of pomegranate was in the 14th century

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“Pomegranate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomegranate. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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