pomegranate

[ pom-gran-it, pom-i-, puhm- ]
/ ˈpɒmˌgræn ɪt, ˈpɒm ɪ-, ˈpʌm- /

noun

a chambered, many-seeded, globose fruit, having a tough, usually red rind and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes, the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acid flesh developed from the outer seed coat.
the shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, that bears it, native to southwestern Asia but widely cultivated in warm regions.

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Origin of pomegranate

1275–1325; Middle English poumgarnet, pomegarnade (< Old French pome grenate, pome gernete), representing Medieval Latin pōmum grānātum literally, seedy apple. See pome, grenade

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British Dictionary definitions for pomegranate

pomegranate
/ (ˈpɒmɪˌɡrænɪt, ˈpɒmˌɡrænɪt) /

noun

an Asian shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, cultivated in semitropical regions for its edible fruit: family Punicaceae
the many-chambered globular fruit of this tree, which has tough reddish rind, juicy red pulp, and many seeds

Word Origin for pomegranate

C14: from Old French pome grenate, from Latin pōmum apple + grenate, from Latin grānātum, from grānātus full of seeds
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