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.
the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
late 14c., of types of apples or apple-shaped objects, from Old French pome “apple” (12c., Modern French pomme), from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *poma “apple,” originally plural of Latin pomus “fruit,” later “apple” (see Pomona).
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. Also called false fruit. Compare berry, drupe. See more at accessory fruit, simple fruit.
[pom-gran-it, pom-i-, puhm-] /ˈpɒmˌgræn ɪt, ˈpɒm ɪ-, ˈpʌm-/ noun 1. a chambered, many-seeded, globose fruit, having a tough, usually red rind and surmounted by a crown of calyx lobes, the edible portion consisting of pleasantly acid flesh developed from the outer seed coat. 2. the shrub or small tree, Punica granatum, that bears it, native […]
[pom-uh-loh] /ˈpɒm əˌloʊ/ noun, plural pomelos. 1. the very large, yellow or orange citrus fruit of a tree, Citrus maxima, of southeastern Asia. 2. the tree itself. /ˈpɒmɪˌləʊ/ noun (pl) -los 1. a tropical rutaceous tree, Citrus maxima (or C. decumana), grown widely in oriental regions for its large yellow grapefruit-like edible fruit 2. the […]
[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh, -reyn-yuh] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ə, -ˈreɪn yə/ noun 1. a former province of NE Germany, now mostly in NW Poland. /ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪə/ noun 1. a region of N central Europe, extending along the S coast of the Baltic Sea from Stralsund to the Vistula River: now chiefly in Poland, with a small area in NE […]
[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ən, -ˈreɪn yən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of . noun 2. one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back. 3. a native or inhabitant of . /ˌpɒməˈreɪnɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to […]