One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sweet cordial made in France from pomegranates.
- ‘The original called for grenadine, but during the Colonial era, grenadine was often unavailable so they used raspberry syrup.’
- ‘In addition to being eaten fresh, the sweet, dark-red pomegranate makes excellent jelly and syrup and is a primary ingredient in the flavoring grenadine.’
- ‘Paris then headed straight to the bar and ordered a Pink Paris cocktail - a tipple named in her honour made with vodka, grenadine, lime and lemonade.’
- ‘His creations include the Kama Sutra, a vodka-based drink which includes Demerara syrup, a dash of grenadine and fresh skinned ginger, garnished with a kaffir lime leaf.’
- ‘The drink menu said it had pink lemonade, vodka, and grenadine, but I have no idea how many parts of each to use.’
French, from grenade ‘pomegranate’ (see grenade).
Dress fabric of loosely woven silk or silk and wool.
Mid 19th century: from French (earlier grenade), ‘grained silk’, from grenu ‘grained’, from grain ‘grain’.
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