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[poh-mol-uh-jee] /poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi/
the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.
Origin of pomology
From the New Latin word pōmologia, dating back to 1810-20. See pome, -o-, -logy
Related forms
[poh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpoʊ məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
pomologically, adverb
pomologist, noun Unabridged
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  • It is of the esthetic value of the apple I would write, leaving its supreme place in pomology unassailed.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees J. Horace McFarland
  • So far as now appears it is of no greater value to pomology than the type.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Pomologists agree that until his time no man had exerted so profound an influence on pomology.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Of Dutch origin; first described in the pomology of Knoop in 1766.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • In pomology, in particular, the fruits must be closely studied.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Seventy-nine books on grapes enrich the pomology of North America, not counting numerous state and national publications.

  • This apple was found by G.M. Beeler on the banks of the White river, upon a farm devoted to pomology.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • From the beginning of the Seventeenth Century the history of the peach in France is common property to students of pomology.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • In that event, North American pomology would have had a very different character.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • From these States, more particularly Oregon, several meritorious cherries have been added to pomology.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for pomology


the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit
Derived Forms
pomological (ˌpɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
pomologically, adverb
pomologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin pōmologia, from Latin pōmum apple, fruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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