Crossword clues for pome
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pome \Pome\, v. i. [Cf. F. pommer. See Pome, n.] To grow to a head, or form a head in growing. [Obs.]
Pome \Pome\, n. [L. pomum a fruit: cf. F. pomme apple. Cf. Pomade.]
(Bot.) A fruit composed of several cartilaginous or bony carpels inclosed in an adherent fleshy mass, which is partly receptacle and partly calyx, as an apple, quince, or pear.
(R. C. Ch.) A ball of silver or other metal, which is filled with hot water, and used by the priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the service.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., of types of apples or apple-shaped objects, from Old French pome "apple" (12c., Modern French pomme), from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *poma "apple," originally Latin pomus "fruit," later "apple" (see Pomona).
n. 1 A type of fruit in which the often edible flesh arises from the swollen base of the flower and not from the carpels. 2 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 service. vb. (context obsolete intransitive English) To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
n. a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part [syn: false fruit]
Usage examples of "pome".
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