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A sweet syrup made from pomegranates.
- ‘The drink menu said it had pink lemonade, vodka, and grenadine, but I have no idea how many parts of each to use.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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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