po·​mol·​o·​gy pō-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce pomology (audio)
: the science and practice of growing fruit
pomological adjective
pomologist noun

Example Sentences

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pomology was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Pomology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomology. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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