Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scientific study and cultivation of fruit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That department of knowledge which deals with fruits; that branch of gardening which embraces the cultivation of fruit-trees or fruit-bearing shrubs. Also pomalology.
  • noun A treatise on fruits considered as esculents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science of fruits; a treatise on fruits; the cultivation of fruits and fruit trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The study of pome fruit and of the cultivation of such fruit.
  • noun botany The study of fruit in general and of the cultivation of fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits

Etymologies

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

[Latin pōmum, fruit + –logy.]

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From Latin pomum ("fruit") and -ology.

Examples

  • A major Ward 6 concern, he said, is the likely sale by the UI Foundation of the 160-acre Pell Farm, also known as the pomology tract.

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  • A major Ward 6 concern, he said, is the likely sale by the UI Foundation of the 160-acre Pell Farm, also known as the pomology tract.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

  • The Pell Farm, which is also called the pomology research center, is where researchers with the UI's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 'Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences have conducted fruit research.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

  • The science of growing apples is called pomology, from the French word for apple, pomme.

    September in the Mexican sierra: an abundance of apples

  • The science of growing apples is called pomology, from the French word for apple, pomme.

    September in the Mexican sierra: an abundance of apples

  • By the end of the 19th century, Bunker says, nurseries offered hundreds of the more than 10,000 named American varieties, some of which became popular exports to Europe (which was doing intense pomology work of its own, particularly France).

    Beyond the McIntosh

  • For a while, I kept a list of apple facts as I learned them, because what I remembered about my father was that he at least had a passing interest in pomology, enough of one to take me out to an orchard for the day.

    HOUSE RULES

  • By the end of the 19th century, Bunker says, nurseries offered hundreds of the more than 10,000 named American varieties, some of which became popular exports to Europe (which was doing intense pomology work of its own, particularly France).

    Beyond the McIntosh

  • By the end of the 19th century, Bunker says, nurseries offered hundreds of the more than 10,000 named American varieties, some of which became popular exports to Europe (which was doing intense pomology work of its own, particularly France).

    Beyond the McIntosh

  • He speaks Spanish, recites latin without the book, he hits the bullseye, he's a pool shark, he knows his art history, he picks the locks, he's into pomology, he completes the Times crossword.

    Supernatural: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester - Pink Raygun.com

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  • The study of fruit.

    March 6, 2007

  • Pom pom pom pom pom pom pom, pom pom.

    September 8, 2008