- 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.
Origin of pome
Examples from the Web for pomes
Soon afterwards he played me his delicious Pomes de Mallarm.An Autobiography
I see his pomes in th' pa-aper, Hinnissy; an' they're all right.Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen
Finley Peter Dunne
Ces pomes se passent l'un l'autre le flambeau de la tradition humaine.La Lgende des Sicles
Possibly the lack of affinity between different varieties is more pronounced than with other pomes.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
I am afraid my pomes symphoniques are not quite on the after-dinner level, my dear.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
Word Origin and History for pomes
late 14c., of types of apples or apple-shaped objects, from Old French pome "apple" (12c., Modern French pomme), from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *poma "apple," originally plural of Latin pomus "fruit," later "apple" (see Pomona).
- 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.