Meaning of pomegranate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɒmɪɡranɪt/

Translate pomegranate into Spanish


  • 1A spherical fruit with a tough golden-orange outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh containing many seeds.

    ‘Fill a tall, clear vase with lemons, apples or pomegranates, or lay the fruit on a collar of greenery tucked around a large hurricane lamp with candle.’
    • ‘Electronics stores and mechanics' workshops were doing business, and fruit stalls were laden with apples, pomegranate, grapes and bananas imported from neighbouring Pakistan.’
    • ‘How triumphantly his workmanship conveyed his vision may be seen, in particular, in his late painting of grapes, pomegranates and other fruit (Raisins et Grenadines, from the Louvre).’
    • ‘Kruse-Elliott's collaborator, Jess Reed has been working with other foods such as pomegranates and grape seed extract, as well as whole cranberries.’
    • ‘Later, I learned how some believed a pomegranate and not an apple to be the fateful fruit Eve plucked from the tree.’
    • ‘There's often a pomegranate on the table because of a tradition that pomegranates have 613 seeds, one for each of the commandments that a Jew is obliged to keep.’
    • ‘As they no longer were allowed to eat meat, the meal they shared with Auset was vegetarian: bread, beer, bean soup, dates, figs, pomegranates, and fruits Miri had never seen before.’
    • ‘Gourds with many tendrils and pomegranates with many seeds were seen as signifying numerous progeny.’
    • ‘Hold the hooks by the loop ends, and screw firmly into the tops of the fruit until the ends are completely buried inside the pomegranate or apple.’
    • ‘But they sell the best dried fruit, nuts, pomegranates and mint in London, and those little tooth-melting cakes that people who know no better think are Greek.’
    • ‘It was elegantly garnished with Japanese pomegranates (no seeds) and thin slices of rombutan - a fruit similar to a lychee.’
    • ‘Although no outright medicinal claims can be made for pomegranates or any fruit, Pomegreat is approved by the Family Heart Association as part of a healthy diet.’
    • ‘Place the two egg yolks in a pan along with the wine and sugar and the seeds of the pomegranate and whisk over a low heat (preferably in a bain-marie) until you reach the ribbon stage.’
    • ‘The pomegranate's crunchy seeds, each encased in sweet-tart, watery pulp, make this fruit unusual and fun to eat.’
    • ‘Traditional settings for red Garnets arrange the stones in tight curved rows, much like the seeds appear inside a pomegranate.’
    • ‘She uses stitching, wool and gold leaf but in this demonstration used the seeds from a pomegranate with bits of coloured paper.’
    • ‘Eating green, leafy vegetables and fruits such as raisins, pears, apples, and pomegranates, for instance, will help cool, nourish and restore balance to sensitive skin.’
    • ‘A quince is one of those fruits, like a pomegranate, that reminds me of a Christmas bauble.’
    • ‘Its companion piece, Still Life with pomegranates, apples, azaroles and grapes in a landscape, is obviously related in composition and is derived from a style popular in seventeenth century Italy that Melendez saw on his travels.’
    • ‘In addition to being eaten fresh, the sweet, dark-red pomegranate makes excellent jelly and syrup and is a primary ingredient in the flavoring grenadine.’
  • 2The tree that bears the pomegranate, native to North Africa and western Asia.

    Punica granatum, family Punicaceae

    ‘It has a wonderful courtyard, with walnut trees, pomegranate, vine, bamboo, oleander and roses.’
    • ‘There were dolphins, and swans, pomegranates and lime trees as she toyed with her human lover, Adonis, arguing for his love with Persephone.’
    • ‘This time it's Chal Chal Alayea El Rumman, a song about a pomegranate and a lemon tree that is, in fact, a political lament that relates to the end of the first world war.’
    • ‘On this island are palaces, palm trees, pomegranate orchards, and huge water buffalo.’
    • ‘Although the pomegranate is not native, it has a long history of cultivation in desert regions and is often mentioned in ancient literature.’
    • ‘We have twelve olive trees, four fig trees, one pomegranate and a couple of as-yet-unidentified trees.’
    • ‘Among the crops affected are wheat, barley, melons, pistachios, almonds, and pomegranates, the researchers say.’
    • ‘It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates.’
    • ‘I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.’
    • ‘It is He who brings gardens into being: creepers and upright trees, the palm and all manner of crops, olives, and pomegranates alike and different.’
    • ‘This is the season when, in ancient times, the wheat was harvested, thus the flowering of the pomegranates marked both an end to spring and the beginning of summer.’
    • ‘The Afghans have lost their pomegranate orchards to poppy fields.’
    • ‘More seasonal and colourful plants such as cherry, Chinese flowering crabapple and pomegranate as well as some fragrant plants such as peppermint, thyme and rosemary dot the park.’
    • ‘The major agricultural crops are cotton, tobacco, grapes, sunflowers, tea, pomegranates, and citrus fruits; vegetables, olives, wheat, barley, and rice also are produced.’
    • ‘Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits.’
    • ‘For example, the fruit of pomegranate, having its husk filled with numerous fleshy seeds, became a symbol of fertility.’
    • ‘In the back are pots containing a fruit paradise of quinces, medlars, lemons, pomegranates, citrons, even a limequat that apparently makes a mean marmalade.’


Middle English from Old French pome grenate, from pome ‘apple’ + grenate ‘pomegranate’ (from Latin (malum) granatum ‘(apple) having many seeds’, from granum ‘seed’).