Pomona

[ puh-moh-nuh ]
/ pəˈmoʊ nə /
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noun

the ancient Roman goddess of the fruit of trees.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
Also called Mainland. the largest of the Orkney Islands, N of Scotland. 190 sq. mi. (490 sq. km)
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British Dictionary definitions for pomona (1 of 2)

Pomona

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/ (pəˈməʊnə) /

noun

(in Orkney) another name for Mainland

British Dictionary definitions for pomona (2 of 2)

Pomona

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/ (pəˈməʊnə) /

noun

the Roman goddess of fruit trees
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Word Origin and History for pomona

Pomona


n.

Roman goddess of fruit, from Latin pomum "apple; fruit," of uncertain origin. "Possibly from *po-emo- 'taken off, picked'; *po-omo- or *pe-omo- are also conceivable" [de Vaan]. Or perhaps borrowed from a lost Mediterranean language.

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