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I see a DIY Xmas tree bauble….

Other people see a pomegranate aka Punica granatum

I reckon a spray can of red paint and a handful of glitter would be just the job.

But let me tell you about the pomegranate.

Around here, it’s called Granatapfel – grenade apple.

It started out in medieval Latin as pōmum “apple” and grānātum “seeded”. From there, it went to pomme-grenade and early English as “apple of Grenada” because the Brits confused the Latin granatus with the name of the Spanish city of Granada, which derives from Arabic.

And the French thought that the pulloutthepinandthrowitagreatdistance inahurry thingy they’d invented looked suspiciously like an…apple grenade.

And there you just do go…

This entry was published on 27 November, 2020 at 09:00 and is filed under Christmas, Mainz, Nature. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “I see a DIY Xmas tree bauble….

  1. Granatäpple in Swedish.

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