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pome

Definition:

a fleshy fruit (apple, pear, or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

pomes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

apple | pear | quince

Synonyms:

false fruit

Etymology:

Middle English, from Old French, apple, fruit, from Vulgar Latin *pōma, from...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pome

a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the subtribe Malinae of the family Rosaceae. A pome is an accessory fruit composed of one or more carpels surrounded by accessory tissue. The accessory tissue is interpreted by some specialists as an ... (42 of 508 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pome

Collins Dictionary:

pome

the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds (19 of 206 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pome

Wiktionary:

pome | pomes [plural] | pomed [past tense] | poming [present participle] | apple [subtype, sense-specific] | pear [subtype, sense-specific] | quince [subtype, sense-specific]

A type of fruit in which the edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels. | A ball of silver or other metal, filled with hot water and used by a Roman Catholic priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the ... (49 of 65 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pome

Merriam-Webster:

pome

a fleshy fruit (as an apple or pear) consisting of an outer thickened fleshy layer and a central core with usually five seeds enclosed in a capsule (27 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pome

Oxford Dictionary:

pome

Syllabification: (pome) | [botany] | a fruit consisting of a fleshy enlarged receptacle and a tough central core containing the seeds, e.g., an apple ... (22 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pome

pome [botany]

a fruit consisting of a fleshy enlarged receptacle and a tough central core containing the seeds, e.g. an apple, pear, or quince (22 of 55 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pome

American Heritage Dictionary:

pome | false fruit [synonym]

A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium. (24 of 51 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pome

Random House Dictionary:

pome [botany]

the characteristic fruit of the apple family, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and ... (25 of 35 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pome

New World Dictionary:

pome [botany]

a fleshy fruit, as an apple or pear, having united carpels surrounded by a fleshy, usually edible receptacle (18 of 28 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pome

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fruit [plant reproductive body]

in its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds. Thus, apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well ... (26 of 443 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/221056​/fruit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fruit | fruits [plural] | bear fruit | the fruit/fruits of something | the fruits of nature/the earth | in fruit | old fruit

plural fruit or fruits [countable/uncountable] a type of food that grows on ... | [countable, United States, offensive] an offensive word for a man ... (23 of 250 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fruit

fruit [intransitive, formal, verb] | fruited [past tense] | fruiting [present participle] | fruits [3rd-person singular present]

if a tree or plant fruits, it produces fruit (9 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fruit 14

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fruit | berry | drupe

matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo ... (25 of 132 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0819792​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

fruit [entry 1]

the usually sweet-tasting part of a tree or bush which holds seeds and which can be eaten | [specialized] the part of any plant which holds the seeds (27 of 108 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fruit 1

fruit [entry 2] | the fruit/fruits of something | fruit of something | fruits of something

the pleasant or successful result of work or actions (9 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fruit 2

fruit [entry 3, United States, slang]

a male homosexual. Many people consider this word offensive. (9 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fruit 3

fruit [entry 4, specialized]

When a plant fruits, it produces fruit (7 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fruit 4

Encarta Dictionary:

pome | pomes [plural]

a fleshy fruit that has a central core typically containing five seeds, e.g. an apple or pear (17 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738051​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

pome

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, apple, fruit, from Vulgar Latin *pōma, from neuter plural of Late Latin pōmum, from Latin, fruit.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pome

Collins Dictionary:

pome

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French, from Late Latin pōma apple, pl (assumed to be sing) of Latin pōmum apple

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pome

Merriam-Webster:

pome

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, fruit, from Anglo-French pume, pomme apple, fruit, ultimately from Late Latin pomum

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pome

Oxford Dictionary:

pome

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin poma, plural of pomum "apple"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pome

New World Dictionary:

pome [botany]

Origin: Old French from Vulgar Latin *poma from Latin pomum, fruit

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pome

Wiktionary:

pome | pomes [plural] | pomed [past tense] | poming [present participle]

Origin: Latin pomum. For the verb, compare French pommer.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pome

Encarta Dictionary:

pome | pomes [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin pomum "apple"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738051​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pome

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pome"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pome

the Free Dictionary:

pome

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pome"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "pome" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pome

Google Dictionary:

pome | pomes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "pome"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pome

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pome"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pome​0001 word=pome

YourDictionary Audio:

pome

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pome"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pome

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