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 for Pomegranate
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having
           large red many-seeded fruit [syn: pomegranate,
           pomegranate tree, Punica granatum]
      2: large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in
         a tough brownish-red rind

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     i.e., "grained apple" (pomum granatum), Heb. rimmon. Common in
     Egypt (Num. 20:5) and Palestine (13:23; Deut. 8:8). The Romans
     called it Punicum malum, i.e., Carthaginian apple, because they
     received it from Carthage. It belongs to the myrtle family of
     trees. The withering of the pomegranate tree is mentioned among
     the judgments of God (Joel 1:12). It is frequently mentioned in
     the Song of Solomon (Cant. 4:3, 13, etc.). The skirt of the high
     priest's blue robe and ephod was adorned with the representation
     of pomegranates, alternating with golden bells (Ex. 28:33,34),
     as also were the "chapiters upon the two pillars" (1 Kings 7:20)
     which "stood before the house."

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