Definition of pomegranate in English:

pomegranate

noun

  • 1A spherical fruit with a tough golden-orange outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh containing many seeds.

    • ‘Although no outright medicinal claims can be made for pomegranates or any fruit, Pomegreat is approved by the Family Heart Association as part of a healthy diet.’
    • ‘There's often a pomegranate on the table because of a tradition that pomegranates have 613 seeds, one for each of the commandments that a Jew is obliged to keep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Eating green, leafy vegetables and fruits such as raisins, pears, apples, and pomegranates, for instance, will help cool, nourish and restore balance to sensitive skin.’
    • ‘Electronics stores and mechanics' workshops were doing business, and fruit stalls were laden with apples, pomegranate, grapes and bananas imported from neighbouring Pakistan.’
    • ‘But they sell the best dried fruit, nuts, pomegranates and mint in London, and those little tooth-melting cakes that people who know no better think are Greek.’
    • ‘Its companion piece, Still Life with pomegranates, apples, azaroles and grapes in a landscape, is obviously related in composition and is derived from a style popular in seventeenth century Italy that Melendez saw on his travels.’
    • ‘Later, I learned how some believed a pomegranate and not an apple to be the fateful fruit Eve plucked from the tree.’
    • ‘Place the two egg yolks in a pan along with the wine and sugar and the seeds of the pomegranate and whisk over a low heat (preferably in a bain-marie) until you reach the ribbon stage.’
    • ‘Traditional settings for red Garnets arrange the stones in tight curved rows, much like the seeds appear inside a pomegranate.’
    • ‘A quince is one of those fruits, like a pomegranate, that reminds me of a Christmas bauble.’
    • ‘She uses stitching, wool and gold leaf but in this demonstration used the seeds from a pomegranate with bits of coloured paper.’
    • ‘It was elegantly garnished with Japanese pomegranates (no seeds) and thin slices of rombutan - a fruit similar to a lychee.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The pomegranate's crunchy seeds, each encased in sweet-tart, watery pulp, make this fruit unusual and fun to eat.’
    • ‘Kruse-Elliott's collaborator, Jess Reed has been working with other foods such as pomegranates and grape seed extract, as well as whole cranberries.’
    • ‘Hold the hooks by the loop ends, and screw firmly into the tops of the fruit until the ends are completely buried inside the pomegranate or apple.’
    • ‘As they no longer were allowed to eat meat, the meal they shared with Auset was vegetarian: bread, beer, bean soup, dates, figs, pomegranates, and fruits Miri had never seen before.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Gourds with many tendrils and pomegranates with many seeds were seen as signifying numerous progeny.’
  • 2The tree that bears the pomegranate, native to North Africa and western Asia.

    • ‘We have twelve olive trees, four fig trees, one pomegranate and a couple of as-yet-unidentified trees.’
    • ‘In the back are pots containing a fruit paradise of quinces, medlars, lemons, pomegranates, citrons, even a limequat that apparently makes a mean marmalade.’
    • ‘Although the pomegranate is not native, it has a long history of cultivation in desert regions and is often mentioned in ancient literature.’
    • ‘The Afghans have lost their pomegranate orchards to poppy fields.’
    • ‘It has a wonderful courtyard, with walnut trees, pomegranate, vine, bamboo, oleander and roses.’
    • ‘For example, the fruit of pomegranate, having its husk filled with numerous fleshy seeds, became a symbol of fertility.’
    • ‘I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.’
    • ‘There were dolphins, and swans, pomegranates and lime trees as she toyed with her human lover, Adonis, arguing for his love with Persephone.’
    • ‘It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates.’
    • ‘Among the crops affected are wheat, barley, melons, pistachios, almonds, and pomegranates, the researchers say.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits.’
    • ‘This is the season when, in ancient times, the wheat was harvested, thus the flowering of the pomegranates marked both an end to spring and the beginning of summer.’
    • ‘On this island are palaces, palm trees, pomegranate orchards, and huge water buffalo.’
    • ‘It is He who brings gardens into being: creepers and upright trees, the palm and all manner of crops, olives, and pomegranates alike and different.’
    • ‘The major agricultural crops are cotton, tobacco, grapes, sunflowers, tea, pomegranates, and citrus fruits; vegetables, olives, wheat, barley, and rice also are produced.’
    • ‘More seasonal and colourful plants such as cherry, Chinese flowering crabapple and pomegranate as well as some fragrant plants such as peppermint, thyme and rosemary dot the park.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

pomegranate

/ˈpɒmɪɡranɪt/