Bot. a fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear, having united carpels surrounded by a fleshy, usually edible receptacle
Origin of pomeOld French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form poma ; from Classical Latin pomum, fruit
A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium.
Origin of pomeMiddle English, from Old French, apple, fruit, from Vulgar Latin *p&omacron;ma, from neuter pl. of Late Latin p&omacron;mum, from Latin, fruit.
(third-person singular simple present pomes, present participle poming, simple past and past participle pomed)
- (rare or archaic) Alternative spelling of poeme.