pome definition

  • noun:
    • A fleshy fruit, such as for instance an apple, pear, or quince, having a few seed chambers and an outer fleshy component largely based on the hypanthium. Also called untrue fruit.
    • a kind of good fresh fruit when the delicious skin arises from the inflamed root of the rose and never from the carpels.
    • A fruit composed of a number of cartilaginous or bony carpels inclosed in an adherent fleshy size, which is partly receptacle and partly calyx, as an apple, quince, or pear.
    • A ball of silver or other material, which can be filled with hot-water, and used by the priest in cold weather to heat his arms during the solution.
    • An apple; a fruit of this apple kind; particularly, in botany, a fleshy fresh fruit consists of the thickened walls of the adnate calyx adopting one or more carpels, due to the fact apple, pear, etc.
    • A ball or world; the kingly world, mound, or basketball of dominion.
    • in west Church, in medieval times, a little world of gold or any other metal filled up with hot water and placed on the altar during mass in winter, so the priest might keep his hands from becoming numb, and thus avoid risk of accident towards elements.
    • a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or associated fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
  • verb:
    • To grow to a head, or form a head in developing.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
  • others:
    • To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.

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