pomegranate

A pomegranate is a large, red-skinned fruit with delicious, juicy seeds. Eating a pomegranate can be messy.

You can probably find a pomegranate at a large grocery store in the produce section. It won't look very enticing, with its rough, leathery peel, but once you cut it open and pop out the ruby red seeds, you'll understand why it's many people's favorite fruit. The Latin root of pomegranate is pomum granatum, literally "apple with many seeds." Pome means "apple," and granatum comes from the Latin word for "seed or grain," granum.

Definitions of pomegranate
1

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

Synonyms:
Punica granatum, pomegranate tree
Type of:
fruit tree
tree bearing edible fruit

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

Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

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