pomology

[ poh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.

Nearby words

  1. pommy,
  2. pommée,
  3. pomo,
  4. pomological,
  5. pomologically,
  6. pomona,
  7. pomona glass,
  8. pomorze,
  9. pomosexual,
  10. pomp

Origin of pomology

From the New Latin word pōmologia, dating back to 1810–20. See pome, -o-, -logy

Related formspo·mo·log·i·cal [poh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpoʊ məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepo·mo·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpo·mol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pomology

pomology

/ (pɒˈmɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit
Derived Formspomological (ˌpɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepomologically, adverbpomologist, noun

Word Origin for pomology

C19: from New Latin pōmologia, from Latin pōmum apple, fruit

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