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Pomona

[puh-moh-nuh] /pəˈmoʊ nə/
noun
1.
the ancient Roman goddess of the fruit of trees.
2.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
3.
Also called Mainland. the largest of the Orkney Islands, N of Scotland. 190 sq. mi. (490 sq. km)
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  • But Pomona never objected to sitting (or getting) up late, and so we allowed this weekly duty to devolve on her.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
  • Other kings succeed him, and in the time of Procas Pomona lives.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso
  • "Yes, sma'am," said Pomona; and she got up and flew—not very fast, I imagine.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
  • Pomona nodded to him, but turned again to the Husband of Euphemia.

  • The dog now stopped barking, and stood looking at Pomona, occasionally glancing up at us.

    Rudder Grange Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for Pomona

Pomona1

/pəˈməʊnə/
noun
1.
(in Orkney) another name for Mainland

Pomona2

/pəˈməʊnə/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of fruit trees
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Word Origin and History for Pomona
n.

Roman goddess of fruit, from Latin pomum "apple; fruit," of uncertain origin. "Possibly from *po-emo- 'taken off, picked'; *po-omo- or *pe-omo- are also conceivable" [de Vaan]. Or perhaps borrowed from a lost Mediterranean language.

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