Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


The scientific study and cultivation of fruit.

[Latin pōmum, fruit + -logy.]

po′mo·log′i·cal (pō′mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
po′mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
po·mol′o·gist n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Horticulture) the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit
[C19: from New Latin pōmologia, from Latin pōmum apple, fruit]
pomological adj
ˌpomoˈlogically adv
pomˈologist n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(poʊˈmɒl ə dʒi)

the science that deals with fruits and fruit growing.
[1810–20; < Latin pōmum fruit (compare pome) + -o- + -logy]
po`mo•log′i•cal (-məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
po•mol′o•gist, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. the branch of botany that studies the cultivation of fruit.
2. the science of growing, storing, and processing fruit. — pomologist, n.
See also: Botany
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


The study of fruits and their cultivation.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pomology - the branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
For instance, the university sent two agriculture students to Israel for the Agricultural Training Program in 2005 to 2006, in which they learned commercial pomology production technologies.
As we moved around his two-acre farm, I was impressed by how he had mastered the art of practising sustainable agricultural practices that include agroforestry, mixed cropping, and pomology.Such diversity is essential since a farmer is assured of some income from one crop in case things go wrong with another.
(2) Agricultural University, Department of Pomology and Apiculture, 29 Listopada St.
Currently, the Zeutschel ScanStudio is digitizing a large collection of Pomology books.
He said the MUST has signed MoUs with different organizations and Universities which include Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP), USA for Students Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE), the Research Institute of Pomology, Chinese Academy
Pomology is an agricultural sector characterized by the diversification of production and with economic, social and nutritional roles, with special relevance in Brazil, where, given its relative extension when compared to other countries, it is possible to grow temperate, tropical and subtropical species.
The authors also would like to thank the staff members at the computational division of the Institute of Pomology and Olericulture of Sichuan Agricultural University for computation assistance.
The Federal Research Centre and Federal Institute (Bundesamt) for viticulture and pomology is a subsidiary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
?Easy as 1-2-3 1 Which jockey rode both Pomology and Lady Tiana to win the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks in 2014 and 2015?