- 1An orange-sized fruit with a tough reddish outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh containing many seeds.More example sentences
- Fill a tall, clear vase with lemons, apples or pomegranates, or lay the fruit on a collar of greenery tucked around a large hurricane lamp with candle.
- Electronics stores and mechanics' workshops were doing business, and fruit stalls were laden with apples, pomegranate, grapes and bananas imported from neighbouring Pakistan.
- How triumphantly his workmanship conveyed his vision may be seen, in particular, in his late painting of grapes, pomegranates and other fruit (Raisins et Grenadines, from the Louvre).
- 2The tree that bears the pomegranate, which is native to North Africa and western Asia and has long been cultivated.
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- Punica granatum, family Punicaceae
- It has a wonderful courtyard, with walnut trees, pomegranate, vine, bamboo, oleander and roses.
- There were dolphins, and swans, pomegranates and lime trees as she toyed with her human lover, Adonis, arguing for his love with Persephone.
- This time it's Chal Chal Alayea El Rumman, a song about a pomegranate and a lemon tree that is, in fact, a political lament that relates to the end of the first world war.
Middle English: from Old French pome grenate, from pome 'apple' + grenate 'pomegranate' (from Latin (malum) granatum '(apple) having many seeds', from granum 'seed').
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