Definitions

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

  • n. The scientific study and cultivation of fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A treatise on fruits considered as esculents.

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

  • n. the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits

Etymologies

Latin pōmum, fruit + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pomum ("fruit") and -ology. (Wiktionary)

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.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Poring through old pomology texts for the names of varieties that were renowned for their flavor, he then spends months or years in search of farmers growing these delicious survivors.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • The USDA commissioned watercolor artists to go into rural America and paint portraits of the best specimens of the pomology (fruit).

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Later on he attended university earning a bachelor's degree, majoring in pomology the science of fruit from Cornell, and later on was awarded a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from Purdue University.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Indeed, it is more in the domain of pomology: the art and science of cultivating fruit trees.

    10 Next Steps

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

    September 8, 2008

  • The study of fruit.

    March 6, 2007