[Fr., from L. pomum; and granatus, grained, having many grains or seeds.] A tropical shrub or small tree and its fruit, which is red, as large as an orange, and has a thick, leathery skin containing a juicy, pleasant-flavored pulp and numerous seeds. The pulp and the seeds are the parts eaten. The rind of the fruit and the bark of the root are used for tanning the finest morocco leather, and also in medicine.