from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The cultivation of fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the cultivation of fruit; fruit growing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The culture of fruit; pomology as an art.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fruit culture; the cultivation and improvement of fruit.


Latin pōmum, fruit + culture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin pomum. (Wiktionary)



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    July 27, 2008

  • now i'm imagining all sorts of obscene flowers.

    July 27, 2008

  • With a badly kerned font this will end up looking like 'porniculture'.

    /end random comment

    July 27, 2008