Definition of pomegranate in English:

pomegranate

Line breaks: pom¦egran|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmɪgranɪt
 
/

noun

  • 1A spherical fruit with a tough golden-orange 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, native to North Africa and western Asia.
    • Punica granatum, family Punicaceae
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French pome grenate, from pome 'apple' + grenate 'pomegranate' (from Latin (malum) granatum '(apple) having many seeds', from granum 'seed').

More definitions of pomegranate

Definition of pomegranate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody