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One entry found for pomegranate.
Main Entry: pome·gran·ate
Pronunciation: primarystresspäm-(schwa-)secondarystressgran-schwat, primarystresspschwam-secondarystressgran-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English poumgrenet "pomegranate," from early French pomme garnette "pomegranate," literally, "seedy fruit"; pomme from earlier pome "apple" and grenate derived from Latin granum "grain, seed" --related to GARNET, GRAIN, GRENADE --see Word History at GARNET
: a reddish fruit about the size of an orange that has a thick leathery skin and many seeds in a pulp of tart flavor; also : a tropical Asian tree that produces pomegranates

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