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.
A decorative ornament based on the pomegranate fruit, which is apple shaped and has a hard rind and a pronounced crownlike ending. It was used in classic times as a symbol of fertility.
POM-uh-gran-uht] This is a medium-sized fruit, about the size of an orange, which has a yellow, pinkish-red skin. It can be eaten as fruit, used as a garnish or pressed to extract the juice. Both the flesh and the seeds can be eaten; the flesh has a sweet-tart flavor.