from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium. Also called false fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of fruit in which the edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels.
- v. To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A ball of silver or other metal, which is filled with hot water, and used by the priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the service.
- intransitive v. To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
- n. An apple; a fruit of the apple kind; specifically, in botany, a fleshy fruit composed of the thickened walls of the adnate calyx embracing one or more carpels, as the apple, pear, etc.
- n. A ball or globe; the kingly globe, mound, or ball of dominion.
- n. In the Western Church, in medieval times, a small globe of silver or other metal filled with hot water and placed on the altar during mass in cold weather, so that the priest might keep his fingers from becoming numb, and thus avoid danger of accident to the elements.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
Even though Europeans were slow to warm up to pomegranates (they eschewed fruit and vegetables for meat in their diets), Middle French gave us the word pome garnete, which means seeded apple.
They are a kind of fruit known as a pome from the Latin for “fruit”.
March 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm and yew started a tradishun- bring us bak a pome!
I am not m'self much of a poet, which is why I don't call my pome a poem.
So Ern, blushing again, read out his "pome", at top speed.
"Ern, tell Fatty your poem," said Bets, suddenly, seeing a piece of paper sticking out of Ern's pocket, and feeling certain that Ern had managed to find time to write down his "pome".
"It's the only 'pome' I ever executed and I felt like executing Lafe when I heard him reciting it," she explained later.
The student proposes to procure the coffee mill to assist him in grinding out his "pome"; the tennis player wishes she had a hatchet to chop up a long word which has fallen to her lot, so that she can put it in proper metre; but Mr. Short (6 ft. 2 in.), with watch in hand, calls "Time", and then "Silence", as pencils race over papers as if on a wager.
"J.W." is coming out again. & flows out in a "pome" wh I hope you will see also.
I made a 'pome' yesterday, when I was helping Hannah wash, and as