earth apple

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Nov 9 16:23:22 UTC 2001

Sounds like a calque for the German "Erdapfel" or Dutch "aardappel" to me.
However "Erdapfel" means potato, not pomegranate. The German word for
pomegranate is "Granatapfel".

maberry at

On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Barbara Johnstone wrote:

> Has anyone ever heard "earth apple" used to refer to a pomegranate?  There
> are no listings for "earth apple" in DARE.
> Barbara
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> Professor, Department of English
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Pittsburgh PA  15213-3890

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