Pomegranate

Pomegranate
   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."

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • pomegranate — [päm′gran΄it, päm′əgran΄it; pum′gran′it] n. [ME pomegarnet < OFr pome granade < pome (see POME) + granade < L granatum, pomegranate, lit., having seeds, neut. of granatus < granum, seed, GRAIN] 1. a round fruit with a red, leathery… …   English World dictionary

  • Pomegranate — Pome gran ate (?; 277), n. [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. (Bot.) The fruit of the tree {Punica Granatum}; also, the tree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pomegranate — ► NOUN ▪ a round tropical fruit with a tough golden orange outer skin and sweet red flesh containing many seeds. ORIGIN from Latin pomum granatum apple having many seeds …   English terms dictionary

  • Pomegranate — For other uses, see Pomegranate (disambiguation). Pomegranate Punica granatum Fruit Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • pomegranate — /pom gran it, pom i , pum /, n. 1. 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. 2.… …   Universalium

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  • pomegranate — UK [ˈpɒmɪˌɡrænət] / US [ˈpɑmˌɡrænət] noun [countable] Word forms pomegranate : singular pomegranate plural pomegranates a round fruit that has a hard skin and many thick seeds inside …   English dictionary

  • pomegranate — [14] The pomegranate is etymologically the ‘many seeded apple’. The word’s ultimate ancestor was Latin mālum grānātum (mālum gave English malic ‘of apples’ [18], and grānātus was derived from grānum ‘seed’, source of English grain). In Vulgar… …   Word origins

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