- 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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Contemporary Examples of pomona
Cathy Corison: I fell in love with wine when I was 19, studying biology at Pomona College, 40 years ago.Yes, Women Can Make Great Wine
March 22, 2014
Blue says he grew up in Pomona, Calif., idolizing the gang life and the quick money that came along with it.As Californians Weigh Proposition 34, a Look at Life on Death Row
November 5, 2012
Like Williams, she lived in Pomona, but her body was discovered in Riverside County.Los Angeles Police Pin Old Murders of Three Women on Dead Serial Killer
August 3, 2012
Like Williams, she lived in Pomona but her body was discovered in Riverside County.
"We got one DNA sample off of Fields, and one on Pomona, and a partial sample in Los Angeles," says Brown.
Historical Examples of pomona
We know them, we who have courted Pomona in her fair New England orchards.Meadow Grass
Pomona nodded to him, but turned again to the Husband of Euphemia.
At these words the load that was on Pomona's mind dropped from it entirely.
True to his character he took many forms to gain Pomona's love.
On Pomona's day doubtless thanks was rendered them for their aid to the harvest.
- (in Orkney) another name for Mainland
- the Roman goddess of fruit trees
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.