noun Etymology: Middle English, fruit, from Anglo-French pume, pomme apple, fruit, ultimately from Late Latin pomum Date: 15th century a fleshy fruit (as an apple or pear) consisting of an outer thickened fleshy layer and a central core with usually five seeds enclosed in a capsule

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  • Pome — Pome, v. i. [Cf. F. pommer. See {Pome}, n.] To grow to a head, or form a head in growing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pome — Pome, n. [L. pomum a fruit: cf. F. pomme apple. Cf. {Pomade}.] 1. (Bot.) A fruit composed of several cartilaginous or bony carpels inclosed in an adherent fleshy mass, which is partly receptacle and partly calyx, as an apple, quince, or pear.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pome — c.1400, of types of apples or apple shaped objects, from O.Fr. pome (Mod.Fr. pomme), from L.L. or V.L. *poma apple, originally plural of L. pomus fruit, later apple (see APPLE (Cf. apple)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pome — pome; pome·gran·ate; …   English syllables

  • pome — [pōm] n. [OFr < VL * poma < L pomum, fruit] Bot. a fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear, having united carpels surrounded by a fleshy, usually edible receptacle …   English World dictionary

  • Pome — In botany, a pome (after the Latin name for an apple: pomum ) is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the Subfamily Maloideae of the Family Rosaceae. A pome is an accessory fruit composed of five or more carpels in which the exocarp… …   Wikipedia

  • Pome — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pome, avec différentes casses typographiques, peut désigner : Pome (IIIe siècle), vierge et moniale à Châlons en Champagne, sœur de saint… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PoME — The Peoples of Middle earth The Peoples of Middle earth (Les Peuples de la Terre du Milieu) est le douzième volume de la série de l Histoire de la Terre du Milieu. Publié par Christopher Tolkien en 1996, il n était pas encore traduit en français …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pome — pomelike, adj. /pohm/, n. Bot. the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels. [1350 1400; ME < MF < L poma, pl. (taken as… …   Universalium

  • pome — noun A type of fruit in which the edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels …   Wiktionary

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