pomme grenate

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pomum grānātum.

Noun[edit]

pomme grenate f (oblique plural pommes grenates, nominative singular pomme grenate, nominative plural pommes grenates)

  1. pomegranate (fruit)
    • ante 1300, Jofroi de Waterford, Segré de Segrez
      Les pommes grenates diversefient en savour, mais les aigres font plus a prisier
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 139 of this essay:
      et luy doit on laver la face de vin aigre blanc tiede et soit distillé aux yeuls vin de pomme grenate tiede.
      and you must wash his face with tepid white vinegar and distil[?] into his eyes tepid pomegranate wine.

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