[pom-gran-it, pom-i-, puhm-] /ˈpɒmˌgræn ɪt, ˈpɒm ɪ-, ˈpʌm-/
a chambered, many-seeded, globose fruit, having a tough, usually red rind and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes, the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acid flesh developed from the outer seed coat.
the shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, that bears it, native to southwestern Asia but widely cultivated in warm regions.
an Asian shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, cultivated in semitropical regions for its edible fruit: family Punicaceae
the many-chambered globular fruit of this tree, which has tough reddish rind, juicy red pulp, and many seeds
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.
i.e., “grained apple” (pomum granatum), Heb. rimmon. Common in Egypt (Num. 20:5) and Palestine (13:23; Deut. 8:8). The Romans called it Punicum malum, i.e., Carthaginian apple, because they received it from Carthage. It belongs to the myrtle family of trees. The withering of the pomegranate tree is mentioned among the judgments of God (Joel 1:12). It is frequently mentioned in the Song of Solomon (Cant. 4:3, 13, etc.). The skirt of the high priest’s blue robe and ephod was adorned with the representation of pomegranates, alternating with golden bells (Ex. 28:33,34), as also were the “chapiters upon the two pillars” (1 Kings 7:20) which “stood before the house.”
[pom-uh-loh] /ˈpɒm əˌloʊ/ noun, plural pomelos. 1. the very large, yellow or orange citrus fruit of a tree, Citrus maxima, of southeastern Asia. 2. the tree itself. /ˈpɒmɪˌləʊ/ noun (pl) -los 1. a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit 2. the […]
[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ə, -ˈreɪn yə/ noun 1. a former province of NE Germany, now mostly in NW Poland. /ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪə/ noun 1. a region of N central Europe, extending along the S coast of the Baltic Sea from Stralsund to the Vistula River: now chiefly in Poland, with a small area in NE […]
[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ən, -ˈreɪn yən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of . noun 2. one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back. 3. a native or inhabitant of . /ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to […]
[pohm] /poʊm/ noun, Botany. 1. the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels. /pəʊm/ noun 1. the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and […]