balaustine

balaustine

[buh-laws-tin]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the pomegranate.
noun
2.
the dried flowers of the pomegranate used in medicines.

Origin:
1665–75; earlier balaust(y) pomegranate flower (< Latin balaustium < Greek balaústion in same sense) + -ine1; cf. baluster

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