pomegranate


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Synonyms for pomegranate

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

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

References in classic literature ?
This would not have happened if I had only noticed the last pomegranate seed and eaten it like the rest.
She then had recourse to the golden pomegranate, and on opening it found that all the seeds were as many little violins which flew up in the vaulted roof and at once began playing melodiously.
Now, it happened, curiously enough, that, just as the servant was bringing the pomegranate into the back door of the palace, our friend Quicksilver had gone up the front steps, on his errand to get Proserpina away from King Pluto.
Orange, pomegranate, and fig trees bent beneath the weight of their golden or purple fruits.
There is no amaranth, no pomegranate here, But can your heart forget the Christmas rose, The crocuses and snowdrops once so dear?
THE POMEGRANATE and Apple-Tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful.
muttered Aylward; "she is yellow as a kite's claw, and would carry as many men as there are pips in a pomegranate.
But he on his part secretly gave her sweet pomegranate seed to eat, taking care for himself that she might not remain continually with grave, dark- robed Demeter.
While I walked under the dripping orange-trees of my wet garden, and amongst its drenched pomegranates and pine-apples, and while the refulgent dawn of the tropics kindled round me--I reasoned thus, Jane--and now listen; for it was true Wisdom that consoled me in that hour, and showed me the right path to follow.
He possessed a gorgeous cope of crimson silk and gold-thread damask, figured with a repeating pattern of golden pomegranates set in six-petalled formal blossoms, beyond which on either side was the pine-apple device wrought in seed-pearls.
They have in the greatest plenty raisins, peaches, sour pomegranates, and sugarcanes, and some figs.
A few monthly roses, pinkes, lilies, and Spanish broom filled this bed, around which in the summer season boxes of paurestinus, pomegranates, and myrtle were placed.
These baskets contained four pyramids of most splendid fruit; there were Sicily pine-apples, pomegranates from Malaga, oranges from the Balearic Isles, peaches from France, and dates from Tunis.
It is full of beautiful trees--pears, pomegranates, and the most delicious apples.
So a sensible man who has lost his chance of some beautiful inheritance might tread out the narrow bounds of his actual dwelling-place, and assure himself that life is supportable within its demesne, only one must grow turnips and cabbages, not melons and pomegranates.