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Pomona

[puh-moh-nuh]
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noun
  1. the ancient Roman goddess of the fruit of trees.
  2. a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
  3. Also called Mainland. the largest of the Orkney Islands, N of Scotland. 190 sq. mi. (490 sq. km)
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Pomona1

noun
  1. (in Orkney) another name for Mainland
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Pomona2

noun
  1. 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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