pomology

[ poh-mol-uh-jee ]
/ poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pomology

po·mo·log·i·cal [poh-muh-loj-i-kuhl], /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 forms of pomology

pomological (ˌpɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepomologically, adverbpomologist, noun

Word Origin for pomology

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