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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit;
[syn: pomegranate, pomegranate tree, Punica granatum]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate. --Ex. xxviii. 33. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Balaustine \Ba*laus"tine\, n. [L. balaustium, Gr. balay`stion.] (Bot.) The pomegranate tree (Punica granatum). The bark of the root, the rind of the fruit, and the flowers are used medicinally. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Punica granatum n 1: shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit [syn: pomegranate, pomegranate tree, Punica granatum]