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pomology Line breaks: pom|ology
Pronunciation: /pə(ʊ)ˈmɒlədʒi/

Definition of pomology in English:


[mass noun]
The science of fruit-growing.
Example sentences
  • The fourth and final section gives consideration to the three basic areas of horticulture: ornamental, olericulture and pomology.
  • Modern state pomology, oriented towards the grower rather than the consumer, and tending to consider the orchard first, then the tree, the crop and finally the quality of the individual fruit, has turned pomology in new directions.
  • In the area of horticulture and pomology, the ability to use asexual reproduction after crossing opens a broad prospect in the application of distant hybridization.


Early 19th century: from Latin pomum 'fruit' + -logy.



Pronunciation: /pə(ʊ)məˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The court, as a centre of pomological activity, did not survive the French Revolution - or should one say the Industrial (a word of sinister meaning in fruit-growing)?
  • The pomological researches are mainly focused on the development of and the cultural techniques and physiological studies in fruit trees.


Pronunciation: /pə(ʊ)ˈmɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • However much growers and pomologists had attempted to change the fact, nature was not a controlled environment.
  • Although it has always been tempting, particularly to French pomologists, to identify classical fruits with modern survivals, such exercises, like the reconstruction of Greek music, are more or less imaginative guesswork.
  • Unfortunately their findings have been largely overlooked and most pomologists assume that apple flowers have an imperfectly syncarpous gynoecium.

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