Definition of Pomegranate

1. Noun. Shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit.

Exact synonyms: Pomegranate Tree, Punica Granatum
Group relationships: Genus Punica, Punica
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. Large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Pomegranate Tree, Punica Granatum

Definition of Pomegranate

1. n. 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.

Definition of Pomegranate

1. Noun. Any of several shrubs or small trees, of the genus ''Punica'', bearing the fruit of the same name. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of these plants, about the size of an orange and having a red pulp containing many seeds and enclosed in a thick, hard, reddish skin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pomegranate

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Medical Definition of Pomegranate

1. 1. 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. Origin: OE. Pomgarnet, OF. Pome de grenate, F. Grenade, L. Pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See Pome, and Garnet, Grain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pomegranate

pomade acne
pomaded
pomades
pomading
pomalidomide
pomander
pomanders
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pomato
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pomegranate (current term)
pomegranate tree
pomegranatelike
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pomel
pomelle
pomello
pomelloes
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pomelo tree
pomelos
pomels
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pomeridian
pomerium

Literary usage of Pomegranate

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1. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"pomegranate and Myrtle THE pomegranate (Punica} is a regal flower. Its burning beauty appeals to every one who loves color, for the scarlet of the ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"They have not disdained, too, to make trial of the pips of the pomegranate : parched and then pounded, these pips are good for the stomach, sprinkled in the ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1831)
"If it were the bark of a pomegranate-tree culti- vated in this country, it is easy to account for its want of efficacy ; for, to possess its medicinal ..."

4. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1905)
"A natural pomegranate § appears in many specimens of late punto locke," ... In the latter part of the fifteenth century the pomegranate pattern made its ..."

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