Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: 'pomegranate, grenade', from Late Latin granata, from Latin granum ( GRAIN); because the bomb looks like the fruit

grenade

noun
     
grenade
Related topics: Weapons
greā€§nade [countable]
PMW a small bomb that can be thrown by hand or fired from a gun:
a hand grenade

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary