1 [gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]
a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.

1850–55; < French, perhaps after Granada, Spain. See -ine1 Unabridged


2 [gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen]
a syrup made from pomegranate juice.

1700–10; < French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1 Unabridged
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grenadine1 (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn)
a light thin leno-weave fabric of silk, wool, rayon, or nylon, used esp for dresses
[C19: from French, from earlier grenade silk with a grained texture, from grenu grained; see grain]

grenadine2 (ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn, ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːn)
1.  a syrup made from pomegranate juice, used as a sweetening and colouring agent in various drinks
2.  a.  a moderate reddish-orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): a grenadine coat
[C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade]

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Word Origin & History

1896, from Fr. sirop de grenadin, from M.Fr. grenade "pomegranate."
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Example sentences
He will have you know that grenadine syrup is originally pomegranate syrup.
Add a dash of grenadine for pleasing color and sweeter taste.
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