pomegranate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pomegranate \Pome"gran'ate\ (?; 277), noun [OE. pomgarnet, OF. pome de grenate, F. grenade, L. pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See {Pome}, and {Garnet}, {Grain}.]

1. (Bot.) The fruit of the tree {Punica Granatum}; also, the tree itself (see {Balaustine}), which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a house plant in colder climates. The fruit is as large as an orange, and has a hard rind containing many rather large seeds, each one separately covered with crimson, acid pulp.

2. A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate. --Ex. xxviii. 33.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pomegranate

noun

1: shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit [syn: {pomegranate}, {pomegranate tree}, {Punica granatum}]

2: large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind


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