the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels.
- pomelike, adjective
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How to use pome in a sentence
In Ta pome replied, Each of you kill one of your children, cut him into pieces and put him into a jar.Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India | Katherine Neville Fleeson
An whether it was the red morey waist or the pome Betsy never did know, but she thinks it was the pome.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Now, just before she had this daguerrotype took that Im goin to show you, she was writin a pome to the Muse.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Pyrus, pī′rus, n. a genus of trees and shrubs of the natural order Rosace, sub-order pome.
"Give us a song or a pome," called a voice from the rear of the hall.Brenda's Ward | Helen Leah Reed
British Dictionary definitions for pome
the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
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Scientific definitions for pome
A fleshy simple fruit that has several seed chambers developed from a compound ovary and an outer fleshy part developed from the enlarged base of the flower. The pome is an accessory fruit and is characteristic of certain plants in the rose family, such as the apple and pear. Also called false fruit Compare berry drupe. See more at accessory fruit simple fruit.
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