from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bearing pomes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pome-bearing: noting all plants which produce pomes or any of the larger fruits, as cucumbers, pumpkins, etc., in distinction from the bacciferous plants, which yield berries and other small fruits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits.
  • adjective Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing or bearing pomes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pōmifer, fruit-bearing (pōmum, fruit + -fer, -fer) + –ous.]


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  • Bearing pomes or pomelike fruits.

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