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Definition of "pome" [pome]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pome" in a sentence
  • "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!"
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