pomaceous

[poh-mey-shuh s]

Origin of pomaceous

From the New Latin word pōmāceus, dating back to 1700–10. See pome, -aceous
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pomaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or bearing pomes, such as the apple, pear, and quince trees

Word Origin for pomaceous

C18: from New Latin pōmāceus, from Latin pōmum apple
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Word Origin and History for pomaceous
adj.

1706, from Vulgar Latin *poma "apple," originally plural of Latin pomus "fruit," later "apple" (see Pomona) + -aceous.

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