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[poh-mif-er-uh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. bearing pomes or pomelike fruits.
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Origin of pomiferous

1650–60; < Latin pōmifer fruit-bearing (see pome, -i-, -fer) + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • Squashes, cucurbita melopepo, is a pomiferous herb much esteemed by the Antiguans.

    Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)


British Dictionary definitions for pomiferous


  1. (of the apple, pear, etc) producing pomes or pomelike fruits
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin pomifer fruit-bearing
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