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pomology

play
noun po·mol·o·gy \pō-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of pomology

  1. :  the science and practice of growing fruit

pomological play \ˌpō-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
pomologist play \pō-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of pomology

New Latin pomologia, from Latin pomum fruit + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1818


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