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pomology

[poh-mol-uh-jee] /poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.
Origin of pomology
1810-1820
1810-20; < New Latin pōmologia. See pome, -o-, -logy
Related forms
pomological
[poh-muh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpoʊ məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pomologically, adverb
pomologist, noun
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Examples from the Web for pomology
Historical Examples
  • It is of the esthetic value of the apple I would write, leaving its supreme place in pomology unassailed.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees J. Horace McFarland
  • So far as now appears it is of no greater value to pomology than the type.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Pomologists agree that until his time no man had exerted so profound an influence on pomology.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Of Dutch origin; first described in the pomology of Knoop in 1766.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • In pomology, in particular, the fruits must be closely studied.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Seventy-nine books on grapes enrich the pomology of North America, not counting numerous state and national publications.

  • This apple was found by G.M. Beeler on the banks of the White river, upon a farm devoted to pomology.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • From the beginning of the Seventeenth Century the history of the peach in France is common property to students of pomology.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • In that event, North American pomology would have had a very different character.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • From these States, more particularly Oregon, several meritorious cherries have been added to pomology.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for pomology

pomology

/pɒˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit
Derived Forms
pomological (ˌpɒməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
pomologically, adverb
pomologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin pōmologia, from Latin pōmum apple, fruit
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