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[poh-mey-shuh s]
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  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of pomes.
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Origin of pomaceous

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

  • Pomaceous trees, but particularly the wild olive, cover wide tracts on the heights.

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • The Punjabi name of the pomaceous one is Sai-oo, of the cherry or plum Aloochah.

British Dictionary definitions for pomaceous


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

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


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

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