Pome meaning

pōm
A fleshy simple fruit that has several seed chambers developed from a compound ovary and an outer fleshy part developed from the enlarged base of the flower. The pome is an accessory fruit and is characteristic of certain plants in the rose family, such as the apple and pear.
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A fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear, having united carpels surrounded by a fleshy, usually edible receptacle.
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A type of fruit in which the often edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels.
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A ball of silver or other metal, filled with hot water and used by a Roman Catholic priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the service.
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(obsolete, intransitive) To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
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(rare or archaic) Alternative spelling of poeme.
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A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium.
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Origin of pome

  • Middle English from Old French apple, fruit from Vulgar Latin pōma from neuter pl. of Late Latin pōmum from Latin fruit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin pomum. For the verb, compare French pommer.

    From Wiktionary