from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous shrub or small tree (Punica granatum) native to Asia and widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree, having a tough reddish rind, and containing many seeds, each enclosed in a juicy, mildly acidic, red pulp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several shrubs or small trees, of the genus Punica, bearing the fruit of the same name.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the tree Punica Granatum.
- n. The tree, Punica Granatum, which produces the fruit pomegranate.
- n. In Queensland, a small tree, Capparis nobilis, with some resemblance to the pomegranate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
- n. large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind
Middle English pome granate, from Old French pome grenate : pome, apple; see pome + grenate, having many seeds (from Latin grānātus, from grānum, grain, seed; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin pomum granatum via Old French pome grenate. (Wiktionary)