the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.

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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Examples from the Web for pomology

Historical Examples of pomology

  • In pomology, in particular, the fruits must be closely studied.

  • Of Dutch origin; first described in the Pomology of Knoop in 1766.

  • So far as now appears it is of no greater value to pomology than the type.

  • Seventy-nine books on grapes enrich the pomology of North America, not counting numerous state and national publications.

  • This is an old continental variety, but has been very little noticed by writers on Pomology.

    British Pomology

    Robert Hogg

British Dictionary definitions for pomology



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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