po·​mol·​o·​gy | \ pō-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce pomology (audio) \

Definition of pomology

: the science and practice of growing fruit

Other Words from pomology

pomological \ ˌpō-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce pomology (audio) \ adjective
pomologist \ pō-​ˈmä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce pomology (audio) \ noun

Examples of pomology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wolf, now 65, joined Virginia Tech in 1986, soon after completing his doctoral work in pomology (the science of growing fruit) and viticulture (the science of growing grapes) at Cornell University. Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of pomology

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pomology

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

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“Pomology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomology. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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