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Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day


pomaceous (poh-MAY-shus) - adj., of or relating to apples; resembling a pome.

A pome being "a fleshy fruit (as an apple or pear) consisting of an outer thickened fleshy layer and a central core with usually five seeds enclosed in a capsule" -- so sayth Merriam-Webster, but I confess I've never seen it used. Unlike pomaceous, which I have. Adopted around the 1706 from Late Latin pōmāceus, from pōmum, apple, fruit -- but I've no idea where that comes from, as classical Latin for apple is malus.

Jim's last batch of cider was chock full of pomaceous goodness.

Mmm, cider.

Tags: adjective, latin, p

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