pomegranate

[ pom-gran-it, pom-i-, puhm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF pomegranate
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At the first noise of their entrance, Proserpina withdrew the pomegranate from her mouth.

The crisp, cool masses of the pomegranate were dotted with scarlet flowers.

In Madras, a branch of the pomegranate tree is usually stuck in.

They are broad and richly bordered with palms and pomegranate.

The pomegranate was so violently thrown that it burst in pieces.

That was a pomegranate and became wasps, and where are they now gone?

The word means "pomegranate," and some have fancied that this was one of his symbols.

Wait a minute, and I will bring you some pomegranate blossoms.'

She is represented on a horse with a pomegranate in her hand.

Yes, dear mother,” Persephone replied, “six pomegranate seeds.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, poumgarnet (a metathesized form), from Old French pome grenate (Modern French grenade) and directly from Medieval Latin pomum granatum, literally "apple with many seeds," from pome "apple; fruit" (see Pomona) + grenate "having grains," from Latin granata, fem. of granatus, from granum "grain" (see grain). The classical Latin name was malum granatum "seeded apple." Italian form is granata, Spanish is granada. The -gra- spelling restored in English early 15c.

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