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balaustine

[buh-laws-tin]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the pomegranate.
noun
  1. the dried flowers of the pomegranate used in medicines.

Origin of balaustine

1665–75; earlier balaust(y) pomegranate flower (< Latin balaustium < Greek balaústion in same sense) + -ine1; cf. baluster
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