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grenadine1

[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen] /ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin/
noun
1.
a thin fabric of leno weave in silk, nylon, rayon, or wool.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French, perhaps after Granada, Spain. See -ine1

grenadine2

[gren-uh-deen, gren-uh-deen] /ˌgrɛn əˈdin, ˈgrɛn əˌdin/
noun
1.
a syrup made from pomegranate juice.
Origin
1700-10; < French, diminutive of grenade pomegranate. See grenade, -ine1
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Examples from the web for grenadine
  • He will have you know that grenadine syrup is originally pomegranate syrup.
  • Add a dash of grenadine for pleasing color and sweeter taste.
British Dictionary definitions for grenadine

grenadine1

/ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a light thin leno-weave fabric of silk, wool, rayon, or nylon, used esp for dresses
Word Origin
C19: from French, from earlier grenade silk with a grained texture, from grenu grained; see grain

grenadine2

/ˌɡrɛnəˈdiːn; ˈɡrɛnəˌdiːn/
noun
1.
a syrup made from pomegranate juice, used as a sweetening and colouring agent in various drinks
2.
  1. a moderate reddish-orange colour
  2. (as adjective): a grenadine coat
Word Origin
C19: from French: a little pomegranate, from grenade pomegranate; see grenade
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Word Origin and History for grenadine
n.

1896, from French sirop de grenadin "syrup made from pomegranates," from Middle French grenade "pomegranate" (see pomegranate).

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