David Bergdahl einstein at FROGNET.NET
Fri Nov 9 20:02:33 UTC 2001

"Eatable or not, the word hand-grenade comes from the word pomegranate. The
Romans called the pomegranate pomum granatum, that is, apple with seeds. The
French altered it to pomegrenate which English adopted as pomegranate. From
the second element in this word, the French developed the term grenade, an
apt name for a shell of explosive seeds. The soldier who threw these
granades became a grenadier."

from http://www.tribuneindia.com/20000513/windows/roots.htm
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