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grenadine1

[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]
noun
  1. a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.
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Origin of grenadine1

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

grenadine2

[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]
noun
  1. a syrup made from pomegranate juice.
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Origin of grenadine2

1700–10; < French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1
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grenadine1

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

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

grenadine2

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin

C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade
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Word Origin and History for grenadine

n.

1896, from French sirop de grenadin "syrup made from pomegranates," from Middle French grenade "pomegranate" (see pomegranate).

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