- pomegranate:  The pomegranate is etymologically the ‘many-seeded apple’. The word’s ultimate ancestor was Latin mālum grānātum (mālum gave English malic ‘of apples’ , and grānātus was derived from grānum ‘seed’, source of English grain). In Vulgar Latin this became reduced to simply *grānāta, which passed into Old French as grenate (source of English grenade, so named because early grenades looked like pomegranates).
Before long pome ‘apple’ was added to the term, giving pome grenate – whence English pomegranate. Pome came from Latin pōmum ‘apple, fruit’, which also gave English pomade  (an ointment so called because the original version was apple-scented), pomander  (etymologically an ‘apple of amber’), pommel  (etymologically a ‘little fruit’), and pomology .
=> garnet, grain, grenade, pomade, pomander, pommel
- pomegranate (n.)
- c. 1300, poumgarnet (a metathesized form), from Old French pome grenate (Modern French grenade) and directly from Medieval Latin pomum granatum, literally "apple with many seeds," from pome "apple; fruit" (see Pomona) + grenate "having grains," from Latin granata, fem. of granatus, from granum "grain" (see grain). The classical Latin name was malum granatum "seeded apple." Italian form is granata, Spanish is granada. The -gra- spelling restored in English early 15c.
- 1. She was coloured like a pomegranate for richness.
- 2. If it is a female, it will have seeds as red as a pomegranate.
- 倘是雌的, 就有石榴于一般鲜红的子.
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- 3. The genetic background of seed hardness is very complicated in pomegranate.
- 4. Her lips were as red and moist as pomegranate seed.
- 5. I actually didn't know they were pomegranate seeds in the photo concept.
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