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A fleshy fruit, such as an apple, pear, or quince, having several seed chambers and an outer fleshy part largely derived from the hypanthium.
[Middle English, from Old French, apple, fruit, from Vulgar Latin *pōma, from neuter pl. of Late Latin pōmum, from Latin, fruit.]
(Botany) the fleshy fruit of the apple and related plants, consisting of an enlarged receptacle enclosing the ovary and seeds
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin pōma apple, pl (assumed to be sing) of Latin pōmum apple]
the characteristic fruit of the apple subfamily, as an apple, pear, or quince, in which the edible flesh arises from the greatly swollen receptacle and not from the carpels.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin pōma, pl. (taken in Vulgar Latin as feminine singular) of pōmum fruit]
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|Noun||1.||pome - a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part|
apple - fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
pear - sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
quince - aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant