pom·e·gran·ate (pŏmĭ-grăn′ĭt, pŏmgrăn′ĭt, pŭmĭ-, pŭm-)
1. A deciduous shrub or small tree (Punica granatum) native to Asia and widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
2. The fruit of this tree, having a tough reddish rind and containing numerous seeds surrounded by tart juicy red pulp.
[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 gə-no- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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