[ pohm ]
/ poʊm /
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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.
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Origin of pome
1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin pōma, plural (taken as singular) of pōmum fruit
OTHER WORDS FROM pomepomelike, adjective
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How to use pome in a sentence
What I like about Kipling is that his pomes is right off th' bat, like me con-versations with you, me boy.Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen|Finley Peter Dunne
While in Savannah, we built ourselves what is known as the old fashioned Dutch oven, in which we could bake our pomes.In and Out of Rebel Prisons|Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
Fruit berry-like pomes, the size of small peas, bright scarlet when ripe in September, and hanging on the tree till winter.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
La pratique du theatre, uvre tres-necessaire a tous ceux qui veulent sappliquer la composition des pomes dramatiques.The Library of William Congreve|John C. Hodges
Of the twelve Pomes symphoniques, Orphe is the most consistent from a musical point of view, and is exquisitely scored.
British Dictionary definitions for pome
/ (pəʊm) /
the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
Word Origin for pome
C15: from Old French, from Late Latin pōma apple, pl (assumed to be sing) of Latin pōmum apple
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Scientific definitions for pome
[ pōm ]
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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