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pomology

[poh-mol-uh-jee] /poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.
Origin of pomology
1810-1820
From the New Latin word pōmologia, dating back to 1810-20. See pome, -o-, -logy
Related forms
pomological
[poh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpoʊ məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pomologically, adverb
pomologist, noun
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Historical Examples
  • In pomology, in particular, the fruits must be closely studied.

    The Cherries 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
  • So far as now appears it is of no greater value to pomology than the type.

    The Pears 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 is an old continental variety, but has been very little noticed by writers on pomology.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • 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
  • The amateur cultivator may render essential service to pomology by this practice.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • Success in many branches of horticulture and pomology, depends upon attention to the habits of insects.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • All, howsoever interested in pomology, are dependent upon descriptions of fruits.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • 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

pomology

/pɒˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
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
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