[ poh-mol-uh-jee ]
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  1. 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/, adjective
  • po·mo·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • po·mol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby pomology

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How to use pomology in a sentence

  • Success in many branches of horticulture and pomology, depends upon attention to the habits of insects.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • The Grapes of New York makes its chief contribution to the pomology of the country in the description of varieties.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • From the ashes of millions of seedlings will arise, Phoenix-like, the creations that will dominate our future prairie pomology.

  • It is of the esthetic value of the apple I would write, leaving its supreme place in pomology unassailed.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees | J. Horace McFarland
  • It is hoped that American students of pomology will appreciate the efforts which have been made in their behalf.

    American Pomology | J. A. Warder

British Dictionary definitions for pomology


/ (pɒˈmɒlədʒɪ) /

  1. the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit

Origin of pomology

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

Derived forms of pomology

  • pomological (ˌpɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
  • pomologically, adverb
  • pomologist, noun

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