Pomegranate, (lat. Pomum granatum, fr. grenade), i.e. the Apple of Grenada: the tree, the branch, and the fruit are all found borne in arms, the last generally represented as slipped. The badge of CATHARINE of ARRAGON affords a good illustration of the manner in which the fruit is represented.
Argent, on a mount a pomegranate-tree fructed proper--WILKERS, Harl. MS. 6169.
Sable, a hand proper vested argent issuing out of the clouds, &c. [see Clouds]; in base a pomegranate or between five demi-fleur-de-lis bordering the edge of the escutcheon of the last--College of PHYSICIANS, incorporated 1523.
Or, a pomegranate-tree erased vert fructed gold, supported by a hart rampant proper crowned and attired of the first--Dr.LOPUS, Physician to Queen Elizabeth, 1591.
Sable, a pomegranate branch slipped and fructed or--FORD, co. Devon.
Or, a fesse indented ermine between three pomegranates leaves proper--BARR.
Gules, a pomegranate in pale slipped or--GRANGE, or GRANGER.
Gules, a demi-rose argent charged with another of the field, conjoined in pale with a demi-pomegranate or, seeded proper[i.e. gules] both slipped vert--BILSON, Bp. of Winchester, 1597-1616.
Or, a saltire between four martlets sable, on a canton argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules--GUILFORD.
Argent, a chevron gules between three pomegranate proper-Richard GARDENAR, Himbleton, co. Worcester. The pomegranates leaved vert--GARDINER, co. Worcester, 1592.