Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thick sweet syrup made from pomegranates and used as a flavoring, especially in beverages.
  • n. A thin, loosely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or synthetic fiber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cordial syrup made from pomegranates.
  • n. A dilute drink made from such syrup.
  • n. A thin gauzy fabric of silk or wool, used for women's clothing.
  • n. A dyestuff consisting essentially of impure fuchsine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin gauzelike fabric of silk or wool, for women's wear.
  • n. A trade name for a dyestuff, consisting essentially of impure fuchsine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin fabric of silk, or of silk and wool, sometimes in meshes or openwork, resembling barege.
  • n. In cookery, a larded fillet, especially one of veal or poultry, glazed with its own concentrated liquor.
  • n. A sweet drink; a syrup: used for colds, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks

Etymologies

French, from grenade, pomegranate, from Old French grenate; see pomegranate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French grenadine, from Middle French grenade ("pomegranate"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was now June, and the weather was warm, and the lady wore a light gauzy black dress, — there is a fabric which the milliners I think call grenadine, — coming close up round her throat.

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  • It was now June, and the weather was warm, and the lady wore a light gauzy black dress, -- there is a fabric which the milliners I think call grenadine, -- coming close up round her throat.

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  • Regan defines a sour drink as a drink, "containing a base liquor, lime or lemon juice, and a non-alcoholic sweetening agent, such as grenadine or pineapple juice.

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  • I suppose one could get the same color effect with a bit of grenadine but that isn't something normally kept in our house.

    Sangrita and sangria

  • I'd always thought that it was a tomato based juice or even more likely, a grenadine syrup.

    Sangrita and sangria

  • Besides raspberry, the company also makes pineapple syrup, orgeat and real pomegranate grenadine.

    Cocktails That Complete Me: The Knickerbocker and Blinker

  • This 1930s' classic originally called for grenadine, until an inspired bartender realized that raspberry syrup made a much better match with the rye and grapefruit juice.

    Cocktails That Complete Me: The Knickerbocker and Blinker

  • Raspberry syrup can often be a brighter, tarter substitution for grenadine, especially when it's homemade.

    Cocktails That Complete Me: The Knickerbocker and Blinker

  • Besides the usual bitters, vermouths and liqueurs, bartenders usually had a choice of sweeteners: simple syrup, grenadine which, if it's the real thing, is pomegranate syrup and raspberry syrup.

    Cocktails That Complete Me: The Knickerbocker and Blinker

  • Svedka vodka will have a number of special canine-themed cocktails for $5 each, such as the German Shepard Shirley Temple, with cherry vodka, ginger and grenadine, and the Bubbly Bulldog, made from clementine/orange vodka, Sprite and champagne.

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