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grenadine

1
[ gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen ]
/ ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin /
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noun
a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.
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Origin of grenadine

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1850–55; <French, perhaps after Granada, Spain. See -ine1

Other definitions for grenadine (2 of 2)

grenadine2
[ gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen ]
/ ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin /

noun
a syrup made from pomegranate juice.

Origin of grenadine

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1700–10; <French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for grenadine (1 of 2)

grenadine1
/ (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn) /

noun
a light thin leno-weave fabric of silk, wool, rayon, or nylon, used esp for dresses

Word Origin for grenadine

C19: from French, from earlier grenade silk with a grained texture, from grenu grained; see grain

British Dictionary definitions for grenadine (2 of 2)

grenadine2
/ (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːn) /

noun
a syrup made from pomegranate juice, used as a sweetening and colouring agent in various drinks
  1. a moderate reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective)a grenadine coat

Word Origin for grenadine

C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade
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