Grenades are named after pomegranates
Grenades are named after pomegranates!
The name of the explosive armament actually comes from the French word for the fruit, grenade. This came from the Old French word pomegrenate or pomme-grenade. The name for the grenade reflects the similarity in shape between it and the pomegranate. Pomegranates also can explode when overripe in order to spread its seeds over a wide perimeter.