earth apple

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Nov 9 17:02:40 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
>> _________________________________
>> Barbara Johnstone
>> Professor, Department of English
>> Carnegie Mellon University
>> Pittsburgh PA  15213-3890
Not to mention / pomme de terre, aussi/.
A. Murie

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