What does pomegranate mean?

Definitions for pomegranate
ˈpɒmˌgræn ɪt, ˈpɒm ɪ-, ˈpʌm-pomegranate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pomegranate, pomegranate tree, Punica granatum(noun)

    shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit

  2. pomegranate(noun)

    large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind


  1. pomegranate(Noun)

    Any of several shrubs or small trees, of the genus Punica, bearing the fruit of the same name.

    Etymology: From pomum granatum via pome grenate.

  2. pomegranate(Noun)

    The fruit of these plants, about the size of an orange and having a red pulp containing many seeds and enclosed in a thick, hard, reddish skin.

    Etymology: From pomum granatum via pome grenate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pomegranate(noun)

    the fruit of the tree Punica Granatum; also, the tree itself (see Balaustine), which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a house plant in colder climates. The fruit is as large as an orange, and has a hard rind containing many rather large seeds, each one separately covered with crimson, acid pulp

    Etymology: [OE. pomgarnet, OF. pome de grenate, F. grenade, L. pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See Pome, and Garnet, Grain.]

  2. Pomegranate(noun)

    a carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate

    Etymology: [OE. pomgarnet, OF. pome de grenate, F. grenade, L. pomum a fruit + granatus grained, having many grains or seeds. See Pome, and Garnet, Grain.]


  1. Pomegranate

    The pomegranate, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5–8 metres tall. The pomegranate is widely considered to have originated in the vicinity of Iran and has been cultivated since ancient times. Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, the Middle East and Caucasus region, northern Africa and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the drier parts of southeast Asia. Introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769, pomegranate is also cultivated in parts of California and Arizona. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February. In the Southern Hemisphere, the pomegranate is in season from March to May. The pomegranate has been mentioned in many ancient texts, notably in Babylonian texts, the Book of Exodus, the Homeric Hymns and the Quran. In recent years, it has become more common in the commercial markets of North America and the Western Hemisphere. Pomegranates are used in cooking, baking, juices, smoothies and alcoholic beverages, such as martinis and wine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pomegranate

    pom′gran-āt, n. a fruit much cultivated in warm countries, as large as a medium-sized orange, having a thick leathery rind filled with numerous seeds. [O. Fr. pome grenate—L. pomum, an apple, granatum, having many grains.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomegranate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pomegranate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pomegranate in a Sentence

  1. Bora Aksu:

    The garden was full of orange trees, pomegranate trees, lemon trees so I wanted to bring all that freshness and colors into the collection.

  2. Robynne Chutkan:

    Try sparkling water with a splash of pomegranate juice or lemonade.

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