pome

[pohm]
noun Botany.
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin pōma, plural (taken as singular) of pōmum fruit

pomelike, adjective
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pome (pəʊm)
 
n
the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
 
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin pōma apple, pl (assumed to be sing) of Latin pōmum apple]

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pome  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (pōm)  Pronunciation Key 
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.

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Restrictions may be developed for use of this product when used to treat pome fruits.
The quince is a relative of the apple and pear and belongs to the pome fruit family.
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